Beijing-3C remote sensing satellite constellation captures its first image

The Beijing-3C satellite constellation is launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, north China’s Shanxi Province, May 20, 2024. /CMG

The Beijing-3C satellite constellation is launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, north China’s Shanxi Province, May 20, 2024. /CMG

The Beijing-3C satellite constellation captured its first image on Tuesday, according to a report from industry newspaper China Space News.

The image was received by a satellite ground station in Beijing. It shows a collection of buildings next to a river with clear textures, distinct layers, rich detail, vibrant colors and an overall smooth image quality.

China launched a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 11:06 a.m. (Beijing Time) on Monday, sending Beijing-3C into a preset orbit. The constellation will be primarily used to provide remote sensing satellite data that has high spatial and temporal resolution.

After it is put into operation, its four satellites will operate within a phased array network, providing support for such fields as land resource management, agricultural resource survey, ecological environment monitoring and urban application.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency