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China Launches High-resolution Remote Sensing Satellites
SOURCE: Xinhua     UPDATED: 2017-01-13

TAIYUAN, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- China launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province on Wednesday.

The satellites, SuperView-1 01/02, blasted off at 11:23 a.m. Beijing time on the back of a Long March 2D rocket, according to the center.

They are able to provide commercial images at 0.5-meter resolution.

A small satellite designed and developed by middle school students was also launched together.