07 September 2021
On 7 September, 11:01 BJT, China sent the new Earth observation satellite Gaofen-5 02 into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The satellite was launched aboard a CZ-4C rocket and entered its planned orbit successfully. It is the 24th Gaofen-series spacecraft. Developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology based on its SAST3000 satellite platform, the Gaofen 5-02 is equipped with hyperspectral observational devices tasked with monitoring air, water and environments, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.
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