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Gaofen 1, 6 (GF 1, 6)

Gaofen 1

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites.

GF 1 is an optical satellite with a 2 m resolution pan-chromatic camera, a 8 m resolution multi-spectral camera and a 16 m resolution wide-angle multi-spectral camera. It was launched in 2013 on a CZ-2D (2) rocket from China's Jiuquan space center.

A second satellite of this type, GF 6 is planned for 2016.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator:
Contractors: SAST
Equipment:
Configuration: CAST2000 bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 635 km × 662 km, 98.36 (#1)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 1 (GF 1) 2013-018A 26.04.2013 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2) with TurkSat-3USat, CubeBug 1, NEE 01 Pegaso
Gaofen 6 (GF 6) - 2016 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2)