The satellite, called Gaofen-9(05), was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket
China launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 6:27 am (UAE time) on Sunday.
The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket, state news agency Xinhua, reported.
The satellite has a resolution up to the sub-metre level and will be used for land surveys, city planning, land right confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and mitigation.
A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite named Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket. The multifunctional test satellite was developed by the Academy of Military Sciences and will test and verify technologies such as communication, navigation and remote sensing in orbit.
Tiantuo-5, developed by the National University of Defense Technology, will test and verify data collection technologies for ships, aircraft, buoys and the Internet of things (IoT).