Wuhan Uni­ver­sity launches earth ob­ser­va­tion satel­lite Luo­jia-1

Changjiang Weekly - - TOP NEWS - By Li Jia

On June 2, the Gaofen

6, a new earth ob­ser­va­tion satel­lite, suc­cess­fully lifted off at 12:13 P.M. from Ji­uquan Satel­lite Launch Cen­ter.

Luo­jia-1, a sci­en­tific ex­per­i­men­tal satel­lite, blasted into space on the same rocket.

This is the 276th mission of the Long March rocket se­ries. The Long March-2D rocket fer­ried the Luo­jia-1 sci­en­tific ex­per­i­men­tal satel­lite with its sur­plus capacity. Ini­ti­ated by Wuhan Uni­ver­sity and jointly de­signed with the Chang Guang Satel­lite Tech­nol­ogy Co., Ltd., Luo­jia

1 is the first pro­fes­sional night­time light re­mote sens­ing satel­lite for this pur­pose of sci­en­tific ob­ser­va­tion from low or­bit and enhanced nav­i­ga­tional sig­nal.

Luo­jia-1 is equipped with a highly sen­si­tive night­time light cam­era with 130-me­ter ground res­o­lu­tion. It can "see" all the il­lu­mi­nated bridges over the Yangtze River at night. It will be used to pro­vide ob­jec­tive cri­te­ria for govern­ment de­ci­sion-mak­ing by mon­i­tor­ing the do­mes­tic and global macroe­co­nomic op­er­a­tions in the fu­ture.

The sci­en­tific ex­per­i­ment satel­lite project plans to take

01 and 02 satel­lites to the skies. Weigh­ing 22 kg, the 01 satel­lite will be mainly used for night­time light re­mote sens­ing tech­nol­ogy, while 02 will fo­cus on radar tech­nol­ogy to sur­vey and ex­plore ob­jects and mon­i­tor to­po­graph­i­cal and land-sur­face changes. The satel­lite launched at this time was the 01.

(Xin­hua)

Rocket car­ry­ing Gaofen-6 and Luo­jia-1

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