China’s remote sensing satellite has begun taking pictures in its orbit, scientists responsible for the satellite said on Friday.
China launched the Long March-4C rocket to place the L-SAR 01A satellite in space on January 26. A satellite equipped with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) can monitor the geological environment, landslides and earthquakes.
The radar is now capable of taking high-quality images from space, according to the Institute of Aerospace Information Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the organization that developed the radar and obtained observational data.
SAR is a microwave radar system that emits electromagnetic waves and echoes. It can take round-the-clock surveys of the earth’s surface in a high-definition microwave oven.
L-SAR is a group of satellites consisting of two satellites. They are designed to enter orbit at an altitude of 600 km. L-SAR 01B will be launched in late February.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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