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Two Chinese Earth observation satellites put into service

22 March 2019

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Two Chinese Earth observation satellites, the Gaofen-5 and Gaofen-6, were officially put into service on Thursday after completing in-orbit tests.

During the tests, the two satellites provided precise data on environmental monitoring, natural resources and natural disasters, according to China's State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) and China's National Space Administration (CNSA).


Image credit: CAST, DFH - Artist's view of the deployed GF-1 spacecraft

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