Taiyuan: China launched a Gaofen 5 on Wednesday, a hyperspectral imaging satellite, as part of the country’s high-resolution Earth observation project.
The Gaofen 5 satellite was launched off the back of a Long March 4C rocket at 2:28 am Beijing Time from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi province.
It was the 274th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. The satellite can be used for comprehensive environmental monitoring. The satellite is developed and produced by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and has a designed life of eight years.