China launches a pair of high-resolution remote sensing satellites

The satellites are developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

China launches a pair of high-resolution remote sensing satellites
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New Delhi: China on Tuesday launched the SuperView-1 03/04 – a pair of 0.5-metre high-resolution remote sensing satellites – aboard the Long March 2D rocket.

The satellites took off at 11:24 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Shanxi province, reports Xinhua news agency.

Developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the satellites, which are able to provide commercial images at 0.5-metre resolution, are expected to offer remote sensing data to customers worldwide and provide services to land and resource surveys, mapping, environmental monitoring, finance and insurance as well as the internet industry, according to authorities.

It is the second launch of the corporation's commercial remote sensing satellites, followed by the launch of SuperView-1 01/02 in December 2016.

(With IANS inputs)

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