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China to launch 60 Jilin-1 video satellites by 2020

Updated: Jan 27,2018 4:37 PM     Xinhua

CHANGCHUN — China plans to launch 60 Jilin-1 video satellites by 2020, the satellite developer said at the ongoing legislative session of Northeast China’s Jilin province.

The high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co Ltd for commercial use.

Currently, China has launched 10 Jilin-1 satellites into space.

In October 2015, four Jilin-1 commercial satellites were sent into space. In January 2017, Jilin-1 Video 03 was launched, and Jilin-1 Video 04, 05 and 06 were put into predetermined orbits in November last year.

In January 2018, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08 were also launched into a preset orbit to provide remote sensing data and products for government and industry users in conjunction with eight satellites.

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