China launches ninth HD Earth-observation satellite

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China launches ninth HD Earth-observation satellite

China sent its ninth high-definition Earth observation satellite into orbit by a Long March 2D rocket on Monday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, northwest China’s Gansu Province.

The satellite, Gaofen-9, belongs to the country’s earth observation system which mainly provides services for the Ministry of Land and Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Gaofen-9 can reach up to sub-meter level resolution. It is designed for geographic and resources survey, urban design, legal confirmation of land rights, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention.

China launches ninth HD Earth-observation satellite

China sent its ninth high-definition Earth observation satellite into orbit by a Long March 2D rocket on Monday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, northwest China's Gansu Province.