Gaofen-13, launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan, is part of an expanding network of remote sensing satellites. Photo: Xinhua Gaofen-13, launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan, is part of an expanding network of remote sensing satellites. Photo: Xinhua
Gaofen-13, launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan, is part of an expanding network of remote sensing satellites. Photo: Xinhua

China is sending more of its Gaofen satellites into space. Here’s why

  • The launch of Gaofen-13 continues a project that so far comprises more than 20 satellites, with a busy schedule of missions coming next
  • Part of a determined push into space by China, the satellites have multiple purposes, from mineral detection to defence

Topic |   Space
Gaofen-13, launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan, is part of an expanding network of remote sensing satellites. Photo: Xinhua Gaofen-13, launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan, is part of an expanding network of remote sensing satellites. Photo: Xinhua
Gaofen-13, launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan, is part of an expanding network of remote sensing satellites. Photo: Xinhua
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