On 8th May 2018, a satellite was launched into space by China. The main reason to start this satellite was for surveying global as well as water resources. This satellite is a civilian-operated one and is also known to be an Earth-observing satellite. It is also said to study air pollutants and greenhouse gases and even other parameters of the environment. The satellite which is known as the Gaofen 5 helps in monitoring the situation. This was launched to space with the help of Long March 4C. The satellite took off from the Taiyuan space center at 1828 GMT. This space center is located in the Shanxi province of northern China.
The Gaofen 5 mission is planned for eight years and is known to be one of the most magnificent Earth-observing satellites which are built and also used for surveying purposes of the earth’s environment. The satellite is built with hyperspectral imaging instrument.