China Launches Earth-observation Satellite in Space

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China launched an earth-observation satellite into space from North China’s Shanxi province on Friday. The satellite can provide remote-sensing images and data for several public sector fields and businesses including natural resource surveying, disaster relief, agriculture, forestry, environmental protection and urban construction. The satellite, which carries a domestically developed high-resolution multi-mode imager, was lifted atop a Long March 4B carrier rocket at 11:10am, according to the China National Space Administration. An optical remote-sensing satellite in the Gaofen series, the spacecraft was designed and made by the China Academy of Space Technology under the state-owned contractor China Aerospace Science […]

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