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China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 10:43 AM ET (1443 GMT)
Long March 4B launch of Gaofen satellite, July 2020 (Xinhua) A Long March 4B rocked launched the latest in a series of high-resolution remote sensing satellites Thursday. The rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:10 pm EDT (0310 GMT, 11:10 am Beijing time Friday) and placed the Gaofen satellite into a Sun-synchronous orbit. The satellite is the latest in a series designed to provide images with resolutions sharper than one meter. The rocket also carried a cubesat that will be used for educational applications.
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