China launches earth observation satellite Gaofen-4

New Delhi, Dec.29, (ANI): China on Tuesday launched its satellite, Gaofen-4, which is country’s most sophisticated earth observation project.

According to the Xinhua news agency, Gaofen-4 was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan at 00:04 a.m. aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket.

According to Xu Dazhe, head of SASTIND and China National Space Administration, Gaofen-4 is China’s first geosynchronous orbit HD optical imaging satellite.

The aims of the Gaofen project is to launch seven high-definition observation satellites before 2020. (ANI)

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