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Jilin 01-09



The two Jilin 1 hyperspectral imaging satellites likely weighed no more than few hundred pounds at launch, and carry infrared and hyperspectral cameras, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.

Hyperspectral cameras are sensitive to light across a wide swatch of the electromagnetic spectrum, allowing the instruments to distinguish between different types of plants, measure vegetation health, observe changes in infrastructure, detect pollution and aid in numerous other environmental and security application

The Jilin 1 satellites are owned by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd., a commercial spinoff of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2019-01-21
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 11
    Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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