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China launches hi-res SAR imaging satellite

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08-10-2016 12:58 BJT

China has launched a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi province.

A Long March 4C rocket carrying a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China

A Long March 4C rocket carrying a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Aug. 10, 2016. As China's first SAR imaging satellite that is accurate to one meter in distance, it covers the globe with an all-weather, 24-hour observation service and will be used for disaster warning, weather forecasting, water resource assessments and protection of maritime rights. (Xinhua/Zhang Hongwei)

The Gaofen-3 is China’s first SAR imaging satellite that is accurate to one meter in distance. It covers the globe with an all-weather, 24-hour observation service.

The Gaofen-3 is capable of taking wide pictures of the earth and photographing detailed scenarios of specific areas. It will be used for disaster warning, weather forecasting, water resource assessment and maritime rights protection.

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