China launches two remote-sensing satellites

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DUSHANBE, 28.12.2016. /NIAT Khovar/. Two high-resolution remote-sensing satellites were successfully launched Wednesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern Shanxi Province, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The satellites, SuperView-1 01/02, blasted off at 11:23 a.m. Beijing time on the back of a Long March 2D rocket, the agency reported.

The satellites, able to provide commercial images at 0.5-meter resolution, will be used for scientific purposes and on a commercial basis.

Two more satellites of the SuperView-1 satellite grouping are expected to be launched next year.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan