China launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites on Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.
The satellites, SuperView-1 03/04, blasted off at 11:24 a.m. Beijing time, via a Long March 2D rocket, according to the center. The mission aims to promote the country's commercial use of high-resolution remote sensing satellites. The satellites are expected to offer remote sensing data to customers worldwide and provide services to land and resource surveys, mapping, environmental monitoring, finance and insurance as well as the Internet industry.
The satellites were developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. This is the second launch of the corporation's commercial remote sensing satellites, followed by the launching of SuperView-1 01/02 in December 2016.
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