China launches new Earth observation satellite
China has successfully launched a new satellite into space to improve the country's hyperspectral observation capacity of the atmosphere, water and land, the official media reported on 8 September 2021. The Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-5 02, was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi Province.
- It is a hyperspectral satellite that will be used for comprehensive environmental monitoring, aiming to improve the country's hyperspectral observation capacity of the atmosphere, water and land.
- The satellite and carrier rocket were developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
- It was the 387th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.