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China to launch 60 high resolution video satellites by 2020

The high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd. for commercial use, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

January 27, 2018 / 03:47 PM IST
Making a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single mission: In its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota on February 15, 2017. It was the thirty eighth consecutively successful mission of PSLV. (Reuters)

Making a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single mission: In its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota on February 15, 2017. It was the thirty eighth consecutively successful mission of PSLV. (Reuters)

China plans to launch 60 high resolution Jilin-1 video satellites by 2020, the satellite developer said.

The high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd. for commercial use, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

Currently, China has launched 10 Jilin-1 satellites into space.

In October 2015, four Jilin-1 commercial satellites were sent into space.

In January 2017, Jilin-1 Video 03 was launched, and Jilin-1 Video 04, 05 and 06 were put into predetermined orbits in November last year.

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In January 2018, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08 were launched into a preset orbit to provide remote sensing data and products for government and industry users in conjunction with eight satellites.
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first published: Jan 27, 2018 03:41 pm
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