26 January 2022
A CZ-4C rocket took off at 7:44 BJT from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China and placed the L-SAR 01A satellite into a 600 km orbit. The SAST-built satellite, equipped with L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), will be used to monitor the geological environment, landslides and earthquakes. The L-SAR 01B is scheduled to be launched at the end of February. China's L-SAR 01 is a satellite group composed of 2 satellites (L-SAR 01A and L-SAR 01B). Enabling a wide coverage and high spatial resolution, the L-SAR satellite project will help reduce China's dependence on foreign data in fields such as geology, earthquake monitoring and emergency support, said the administration.
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