Earth Observation Mission News
Three Gaofen Earth observation satellites launched by China
03 April 2018
China has launched its 10th space mission of the year, deploying three civilian-operated Earth observation satellites with cameras to help monitor natural disasters, survey natural resources and assist in infrastructure planning.
The Earth-imaging satellites lifted off on top of a Long March 4C rocket at 0322 GMT on 31 March (11:22 p.m. EDT on 30 March) from the Taiyuan space center in northern China's Shanxi province, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Source: Spaceflight Now
Image credit: CCTV - A Long March 4C rocket lifted off 31 March with three Gaofen 1-series Earth observation satellites