China launched five new remote sensing satellites from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on Thursday.
The satellites which belong to a commercial remote sensing satellite constellation Zhuhai-1 were successfully launched by a Long March-11 carrier rocket at 2.42 pm on Thursday.
As per reports, the newly launched satellites comprises of four hyper-spectral satellites and a video satellite.
The satellites were produced by the Harbin Institute of Technology and operated by the Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology Co. Ltd.
The company launched the first operational units of the constellation in 2017.
The newly launched satellites will join the commercial remote sensing satellite constellation Zhuhai-1 which will now consist of a total of 34 satellites such as video, hyper-spectral, and high-resolution optical, radar and infrared satellites.
The constellation is operated by the Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology Co Ltd.
The newly launched hyper-spectral satellites have 256 wave-bands and a coverage width of 150 km and the video satellite have a resolution of 90 centimeters.
Data and images captured by the satellites will be used for studying of vegetation, water and crops, and will provide services for building smart cities.
It may be mentioned that China also launched Kuaizhou 1A rocket also launched two satellites from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in September this year.