27 Jun '16, 8am

Gaofen 4: World's most powerful GeoSpy Satellite continues #China's leap in Space. by @defencepk

Gaofen 4: World's most powerful GeoSpy Satellite continues #China's leap in Space. by @defencepk

China's first high orbit remote sensing satellite, Gaofen-4, went into use after six months of in-orbit testing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) announced Monday. ​ China's first high orbit remote sensing satellite, Gaofen-4, was launched on Dec 29, 2015. [Photo/chinanews.com] Gaofen-4 is China's first geosynchronous orbit high-definition optical imaging satellite and the world's most sophisticated. Unlike from Gaofen-1 and Gaofen-2 in low orbits around the earth, Gaofen-4 is orbiting at 36,000 kilometers. High orbit satellites have the advantage of being able to snap "grand scenarios." Low orbit satellites, in contrast, can see more detail at faster speed. Low orbit satellites cannot always follow natural disasters, but Gaofen-4 can continuously observe a disaster because it moves synchronously with the earth. It...

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