China launches new earth observation satellite

Added On November 5, 2019

China has launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-7.
It will play an important role in land surveying and mapping, urban and rural construction and statistical investigation.
China Report has more.
According to the China National Space Administration (CNSA), the Gaofen-7 was launched on a Long March-4B rocket Sunday noon from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi province.
It is China's first civil-use optical transmission three-dimensional surveying and mapping satellite that reaches the sub-meter level.
Via the same carrier rocket, three other commercial and scientific experiment satellites including one developed for Sudan were also sent into space.
CNSA said the development of the Gaofen-7 has achieved a breakthrough in sub-meter level 3D mapping camera technology, meeting the highest mapping accuracy requirement among the Gaofen series Earth observation satellites.
Since the Gaofen project began in 2010, China has had an increasingly clearer view of the planet.
Data from the Gaofen series satellites have been widely used in more than 20 industries across China. The project has helped reduce China's dependence on foreign remote sensing satellite data.