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China launches Gaofen Earth observation satellite

China launches Gaofen Earth observation satellite An Earth observation satellite China says will assist in land surveys, urban planning, and agriculture monitoring successfully launched Tuesday on a Chinese Long March 4C rocket. The spacecraft is the second Gaofen 12-type Earth-imaging satellite launched by China. Chinese officials say the Gaofen satellites are part of the China High-Resolution Earth Observation System, or CHEOS. China says the CHEOS satellite fleet is a civilian-operated program comprising optical and radar imaging spacecraft.   More

(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Mar 31)

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