China Expands Hi-Res Earth Observation Satellite Constellation

A Long March 4C rocket is launched from Jiuquan spaceport.
Credit: China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
China has boosted its high-resolution Earth observation capabilities with the launch of another Gaofen 12 satellite. The spacecraft lifted off atop a Long March 4C three-stage launch vehicle at 6:45 p.m. EST March 30 (March 31 6:45 a.m. China time) from China’s oldest spaceport, Jiuquan, in the...
Maxim Pyadushkin

In addition to writing for Aviation Week Network, Maxim holds a key position at Russia's Air Transport Observer magazine. In the past he was in charge of several ATO’s sister aerospace publications and earlier worked for Moscow-based CAST defense think-tank.

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