China has launched a new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite Gaofen-3 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province. The Satellite will provide accurate pictures of earth with an ability to photograph detailed scenarios of its specific areas. It was the 233rd flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.
The Gaofen-3 and the Long March 4C rocket were developed by the China Academy of Space Technology and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, under the guidance of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Gaofen-3 is also China’s first low orbit remote sensing satellite that has a lifespan of eight years. It is a high-definition observation satellite which is capable of taking wide pictures of earth and photographing detailed scenarios of specific areas.
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1. Name the satellite which has been launched by China to get accurate images of the earth?
Courtesy: The Hindu