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China to launch 60 high resolution video satellites by 2020

Currently, China has launched 10 Jilin-1 satellites into space.

world Updated: Jan 27, 2018 16:01 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Beijing
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Two BeiDou-3 satellites via a single carrier rocket take off at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China November 5, 2017. (REUTERS)

China plans to launch 60 high resolution Jilin-1 video satellites by 2020, the satellite developer said.

The high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd. for commercial use, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.

Currently, China has launched 10 Jilin-1 satellites into space.

In October 2015, four Jilin-1 commercial satellites were sent into space.

In January 2017, Jilin-1 Video 03 was launched, and Jilin-1 Video 04, 05 and 06 were put into predetermined orbits in November last year.

In January 2018, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08 were launched into a preset orbit to provide remote sensing data and products for government and industry users in conjunction with eight satellites.

First Published: Jan 27, 2018 15:06 IST