#China launches remote-sensing satellite
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from its Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China on 23 Aug 2020.
The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket.
A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite named Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket.
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.
Source(s): Xinhua News Agency
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