The satellite takes off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua The satellite takes off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua
The satellite takes off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua

Space

China completes final link in Gaofen earth observation satellite chain

  • Sunday’s launch completes the network of 22 satellites that will help produce high-definition maps and topographical models
  • Programme will help with environmental and agricultural modelling, but could also help military track stealth fighters

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The satellite takes off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua The satellite takes off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua
The satellite takes off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Photo: Xinhua
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