A Long March-2D carrier launched Gaofen-9, a high-definition earth observation satellite, from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu Province, its cameras have a resolution of < 1 m. It will be used for land surveys, city planning, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention, further for key national strategies such as the Belt and Road Initiative and national defense.

CAS news release, September 14, 2015