31 May 2020
China launched on 31 May at 16:53 h (Beijing Time) on board a CZ-2D the Gaofen-9 and HEAD-4 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest of the country. The satellites were successfully placed in orbit.
As an optical remote sensing satellite, Gaofen-9 is capable of providing photographs with a resolution of about one meter.
It will be used in land surveys, urban planning, road network design and crop yield estimates, as well as disaster relief. It can also serve projects along the Belt-and-Road region.
The other satellite, HEAD-4, was developed by Beijing-based HEAD Aerospace Technology Co. Ltd. It can carry out on-orbit information collection, including that on ships and aircraft, and the Internet of Things.