China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

by | Sep 9, 2020 | Daily Space, Rockets | 0 comments

China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite
CREDIT: CASC

On Monday, September 7 at 05:57 UTC, China launched a Long March 4B from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center carrying the Gaofen 11-02 satellite to orbit.

The mission patch for Gaofen 11-02 features the Long March 4B rocket blasting away from the Earth, framed by what appears to be buckthorn berries which grow in northwestern China. In the background is the constellation Virgo as well as a single star, probably representing Gaofen 11.

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Xinhua News article 

CASC article (Chinese)

NASA Spaceflight article 

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