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.

What

  1. 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.
  2. The satellite and carrier rocket were developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
  3. It was the 387th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.