SHANGHAI: A newly launched satellite+ will help China protect its maritime interests, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Thursday amid growing tensions over disputed territory in the South China Sea.
The "Gaofen 3" satellite that was launched on Wednesday has a radar system that captures images from space with a resolution down to 1 metre (3 feet) and can operate in all weathers, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence told the newspaper.
"The satellite will play an important role in monitoring the marine environment, islands and reefs, and ships and oil rigs," the China Daily said, citing project leader Xu Fuxiang.
"Satellites like the Gaofen 3 will be very useful in safeguarding the country's maritime rights and interests," he added, according to the newspaper.
soon sat will blow up
Why world has not doing anything to act against China? Big Question. Nobody is there to stop China....shameful !
I guess USA is no longer super power. China is in lead
Every country has satellite for their navy, this is nothing special for China
Kerala - 15 hours ago
we will defeat China using cow dung missile made form Nagpur
Shoot the satellite down if necessary.
Vishnu Swaroop Kyanam
India Should develop 1 meter Resolution Sattelites.
Jorge Gonzalez Larramendi
China also used North Vietnam and North Korea in proxy wars. And later actually attacked Vietnam
China never fought war with any powerful nation in the past history of 70 years. In the past 70 years they had war with armless Tibet, and back stabbed India in 1962. Before 70 years during ww2 they fought war with Japan, and Japanese taught them a historic lesson. This time if war will happen on South China Sea , then surely China will learn a lesson about the meaning of real war with powerful nations. And China will realize that he is not a lion but just a cunning wolf.
moulana sayeed ahmed
long live china.
India to launch 100 Satellites to protect our borders. Any one needs to become ash in seconds and be one with mother earth, please try to cross the border.