06 August 2020
China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:01 BJT. Gaofen 9-04 has a sub-meter resolution and will be mainly used for land surveys, city planning, land right confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and mitigation as well as for data on the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. The mission also launched the Tsinghua science and test satellite, developed by Tsinghua University. The satellite will verify higher atmospheric density measurements based on dual-frequency GPS.
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