CHINA-PLA: NEW REMOTE SENSING SATELLITES LAUNCHED

According to Xinhua, China on January 9, 2018 launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province. The satellites, SuperView-1 03/04, developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, blasted off at 11:24 a.m. Beijing time on the back of a Long March 2D rocket. Xinhua said the satellites, which are able to provide commercial images at 0.5-meter resolution, are expected to offer remote sensing data to customers worldwide and provide services to land and resource surveys, mapping, environmental monitoring, finance and insurance as well as the Internet industry.





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