China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellite 04A successfully launched

On December 20th, at 11:22 a.m., China successfully launched the China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellite 04A with the Long March IV B carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, carrying china’s “South-South Cooperation” project on climate change – a grant to Ethiopia’s microsatellite and the “Tianqin-1” technical test satellite and other eight satellites.

China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellite 04A successfully launched

On December 20th, at 11:22 a.m., China successfully launched the China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellite 04A with the Long March IV B carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, carrying china’s “South-South Cooperation” project on climate change – a grant to Ethiopia’s microsatellite and the “Tianqin-1” technical test satellite and other eight satellites. Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Zheng Escape)

China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellite 04A is the sixth satellite developed by China and Brazil in cooperation, and will replace China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellite 04 to obtain global high, medium and low-resolution optical remote sensing data, which can better meet the two countries’ land and resources exploration, land classification, environmental monitoring, climate change research, disaster prevention and mitigation, There is an urgent need for remote sensing data in areas such as crop classification and estimation, and can provide services to Asian and African countries.

China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellite 04A satellite carried a total of 3 optical loads, including the Chinese side responsible for the development of wide-format multi-color multispectral camera, Pakistan is responsible for the development of multispectral camera, wide field of view imager. Among them, the resolution of wide-format multi-spectrum multispectral camera can reach 2 meters, the width is better than 90 kilometers, the resolution of multispectral camera is 17 meters, the width is better than 90 kilometers, and the wide field of view imager has a resolution of 60 meters and is better than 685 kilometers wide.

On December 20th, at 11:22 a.m., China successfully launched the China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellite 04A with the Long March IV B carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, carrying china’s “South-South Cooperation” project on climate change – a grant to Ethiopia’s microsatellite and the “Tianqin-1” technical test satellite and other eight satellites. Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Zheng Escape)

According to reports, the star in the inheritance of 04 star observation elements, data continuity and other bases, more imaging capabilities, positioning accuracy, with side swing capabilities, will be China and Pakistan resource series of satellite data applications to expand into the global high-resolution business areas to lay the foundation.

In 1988, China and Pakistan launched the Earth Resources Satellite Cooperation Project, which set a successful precedent for cooperation in the field of space in developing countries and was hailed as a model of “South-South cooperation” in high-tech fields. Over the past 30 years, the two sides have jointly developed six China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellites, which are widely used in agriculture, forestry, water conservancy, land and resources, environmental protection and disaster prevention and mitigation industries in the two countries, providing strong support for national projects such as the applied projects of China’s land and resources, the monitoring of the Amazon rainforest and the national environmental change. In the future, China and Pakistan will continue to enhance and expand the international influence of the China-Pakistan Earth Resources Satellite brand and expand the space cooperation between the two countries.

The Ethiopian microsatellite, donated free of charge by our country, is Ethiopia’s first man-made earth satellite, with a mass of about 65 kg, with a design life of 2 years, and is mainly loaded with multispectral wide-format cameras, enabling access to multispectral remote sensing data in agriculture, forestry, water conservancy, disaster prevention and mitigation, etc., to support Ethiopia in its research on climate change.

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