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China launches two high-resolution remote sensing satellites

China On Wednesday Successfully Launched A Pair Of High-resolution Remote Sensing Satellites To Get Commercial Images.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Dec 2016, 12:42:14 PM
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New Delhi:

China on Wednesday successfully launched a pair of high-resolution remote sensing satellites to get commercial images. The satellites were launched on Wednesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Shanxi Province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. 

The satellites, SuperView-1 01/02, blasted off at 11:23 am Beijing time on the back of a Long March 2D rocket. They are able to provide commercial images at 0.5-meter resolution. 

They are able to provide commercial images at 0.5-meter resolution. 

The satellites launch followed release of a white paper yesterday which said China plans to form a BeiDou network consisting of 35 satellites for global navigation services by 2020. It is expected to compete with America's Global Positioning system. 

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First Published : 28 Dec 2016, 12:23:00 PM

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