Chinese space authorities have downloaded 15 high-resolution photos from the EO satellite. The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense plans to use the new satellite to help with a variety of tasks, including land use surveillance, mineral resource surveys and disaster relief.
This comes as China announced last week that it plans to build a comprehensive Earth Observation system within the next ten years that integrates use of air-, space-, and ground-based technology, including UAVs, satellites, and GNSS systems.
Gaofen-2 is the second of seven planned earth observation satellites comprising the Gaofen project, which is expected to be operational by 2020.
You can see more images from Gaofen-2 at the official release page