China sends new Earth observation and IoT satellites into space

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/5/31 17:15:22

Photo: Hao Yutong, Yao Junpeng

Photo: Hao Yutong, Yao Junpeng

Photo: Hao Yutong, Yao Junpeng

China successfully launched a high-resolution new Earth observation satellite, the Gaofen-9 02, as well as a narrowband Internet of Things (IoT) satellite named Hede-4 into planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province at around 4:53 pm on Sunday. 

The launch mission was carried out by a Long March-2D rocket, marking the 333rd flight of the Long March carrier rocket family.

The Gaofen-9 02 is an optical remote sensing satellite that is capable of providing photographs with a resolution of less than a meter. It will be used in land survey, urban planning, road network design, agriculture, and disaster relief, and support the construction of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.

The Hede-4 satellite is developed by the China Head Aerospace Technology Co from Beijing and is tasked with carrying out status collection of global ship naviga-tion and global flights as well as IoT information.

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