Wuhan University launches earth observation satellite Luojia-1
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.
Rocket carrying Gaofen-6 and Luojia-1