It will also provide information for the Belt and Road construction.
Tiantuo-5, developed by the National University of Defense Technology, will test and verify data collection technologies for ships, aircraft, buoys and the Internet of things.
Photo/Wang Jiangbo (Xinhua)
A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite named Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket.
Gaofen-9 05 has a resolution up to the sub-meter level. It will be mainly used for land surveys, city planning, land right confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and mitigation.
China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 10:27 a.m. Sunday (Beijing Time).
Sundays launch was the 343rd mission of the Long March rocket series.
The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket.
The multifunctional test satellite was developed by the Academy of Military Sciences and will test and verify technologies such as communication, navigation and remote sensing in orbit.