China Launched Gaofen-5 to Monitor Air Pollution

China has successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite ‘Gaofen-5′ for comprehensive observation of the atmosphere, including air pollution which is one of the country’s major problems. The Gaofen-5 satellite was launched off the back of a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

It was the 274th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. It has a designed life of eight years. Gaofen-5 is the first China-developed satellite that can monitor air pollution. It can dynamically reflect the state of air pollution in China through the monitoring of air pollutants, greenhouse gases, and aerosols. The Gaofen project began in 2010.
Source- DD News
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • China National Space Administration is the national space agency of China responsible for the national space program and for planning and development of space activities.
  • Founded in- April 1993, Headquarters: Beijing, China.