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China Launches Remote Sensing Satellite

By Doug Messier
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September 8, 2020
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TAIYUAN SATELLITE LAUNCH CENTER, China (CNSA PR) — At 13:57 on September 7, the Long March 4B carrier rocket ignited and lifted off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, successfully sending the Gaofen 11 02 satellite into the scheduled orbit, and the launch was a complete success.

Gaofen 11 02 is an optical remote sensing satellite with a ground pixel resolution of up to sub-meter level. It is mainly used for land surveys, urban planning, land right confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation, disaster prevention and mitigation, etc.

At the same time, it can also provide information guarantee for the implementation of major national strategies such as the “Belt and Road” initiative and the modernization of national defense.

This mission is the 345th launch of the Long March series of carrier rockets.

One response to “China Launches Remote Sensing Satellite”

  1. duheagle says:

    Being a CNSA press release, I suppose it’s no accident there is no mention of the rocket booster from this launch that nearly hit an occupied school in a downrange Chinese town and puffed out a huge cloud of toxic orange smoke.

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