28 November 2019
China sent the new Earth observation satellite Gaofen-12 into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province on 28 November at 7:52 a.m. (Beijing Time). The satellite was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. It was the 320th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.
As part of the country's high-definition Earth observation project, the microwave remote sensing satellite is capable of providing photographs with a resolution of better than a meter.