Asian giants China has launched two remote-sensing micro-nano satellites in its bid to improve the monitoring of geographical, environmental, and geological changes across the country.
According to Beijing Institute of Space Science and Technology Information, the Long March-4B rocket was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert on Thursday.
Compared with previous remote-sensing satellites, the OVS-1A and the OVS-1B are video satellites, featuring the function of conducting fast “gaze” observation. Its imaging scope covers more than 85 percent of global population.
The launch of the Zhuhai-I satellite constellation, composed of video micro-nano satellites, hyperspectral satellites and radar satellites, will be completed within the next two to three years.