China is set to reveal Gaofen-2, a high-definition Earth observation satellite to space this year. This is in regard to the state of Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND).
The satellite will assist in giving geographic and resource surveys, environment and climate change monitoring, precision agriculture, disaster relief and city planning.
As reported by a local daily “Gaofen-2 is equipped with better technology and has the ability to see a one-meter-long object in full colour to enhance development of China’s remote sensing industry.
Gaofen -1 released in April 2013 ,provides data on Lushan earthquake in Sichuan, floods in northeast China and smog in north and east China during the test period.
Gaofen-1 was the first of five or six satellites to be launched for high-definition Earth observation before 2016. It is also the first low-orbit remote-sensing satellite designed to be in use for longer than five years.