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Thursday, August 06, 2020, 14:26
China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite
By Xinhua
Thursday, August 06, 2020, 14:26 By Xinhua

The satellite, Gaofen 9 04, is sent into orbit by a Long March 2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China, Aug 6, 2020. (WANG JIANGBO / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

JIUQUAN - China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:01 pm Thursday (Beijing Time).

The satellite, Gaofen-9 04, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket

The satellite, Gaofen-9 04, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket. It has a resolution up to the sub-meter level.

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The satellite will be mainly used for land surveys, city planning, land right confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and mitigation.

It will also provide information for the development of the Belt and Road Initiative.

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