20 January 2022
China's high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite Gaofen Duomo (Multi-Mode) has been officially put into use. The civil optical remote-sensing satellite provides data with a resolution at the sub-meter level for the use in industries including surveying and mapping, natural resources, emergency management, agriculture, ecological environment, residential construction and forestry. The satellite was launched on 3 July 2020 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi Province. The summary review of its in-orbit test was completed on 17 December 2021. The test results show that the satellite is in good condition, works well, and has the conditions for putting into use, said the CNSA. This is China's first civil space research project adopting the public-private partnership model. The government is responsible for the development, data reception and processing of satellite images.
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