21 January 2019
China launched two satellites for multispectral imaging and two test satellites on a Long March 11 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 1:42 pm on 21 January. The two imaging satellites, part of the Jilin 1 satellite family, were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd. They have successfully entered their preset orbit, according to the center.
Loaded with a multi-spectral imager and an infrared camera, they will form a network with the 10 previously launched Jilin 1 satellites, providing remote sensing data and services for forestry, shipping and resource and environmental monitoring.