China launches Gaofen-13 observation satellite towards geostationary orbit

by | Oct 14, 2020 | Daily Space, Rockets | 0 comments

CREDIT: Xie Qiyong/CASC

On Sunday, October 11 at 16:57 UTC, China launched the Gaofen 13 satellite onboard a Long March 3B from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

According to Xinhua News, China’s state-run press agency, Gaofen “is a high-orbit optical remote sensing satellite. It is mainly used in the fields of land survey, crop yield estimation, environmental [management], weather warning and forecast, and comprehensive disaster prevention and mitigation.”

No official information about resolution or coverage was released.

More Information

Zhihu article (Chinese)

Space News article 

SpaceFlight Now article 

Gaofen 13 (Gunter’s Space Page)

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