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China launches new remote sensing satellite into orbit

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The Gaofeng-5 01A satellite carries a payload of a hyperspectral camera and a wide-range infrared thermal imager.

China successfully launched the Changzheng-2D (Long March-2D) carrier rocket, which launched the Gaofen-5 01A satellite into orbit. Xinhua reported this on Friday, December 9.

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It was indicated that the rocket was launched from the Taiyuan Space Center in northern China at 02:31 Beijing time.

Gaofeng-5 01A is a hyperspectral satellite that will be used for remote sensing and applications in various fields such as pollutant emission reduction, environmental quality monitoring, natural resource inventory, climate change research, etc. .

The new satellite will also help improve the country’s hyperspectral surveillance capabilities in areas such as environmental protection, land, weather, agriculture, and disaster mitigation.

The satellite is located at a height of 705 km above the Earth. It carries a payload of a hyperspectral camera capable of shooting in visible shortwave infrared and a wide-range infrared thermal imager, which will provide data support for China’s proactive response to global climate change.

It will be recalled that last week, China for the first time carried out a crew rotation in orbit. The Chinese space station Tiangong began operating as a long-term stay for astronauts.

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