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Gaofen 2 (GF 2)

Gaofen 2 [CAST]

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

GF 2 is an optical satellite with an high resolution imaging payload. In panchromatic mode it achieves a ground resolution of 80 cm with a swath of 48 km. In multispectral mode it reaches a resolution of 3.2 m. The satellite is based on the CS-L3000A bus.

It was launched in 2014 on a CZ-4B rocket from China's Taiyuan space center.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Configuration: CS-L3000A
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 - 8 years
Mass: 2100 kg
Orbit: 608 km × 630 km, 98.02
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 2 (GF 2) 2014-049A 19.08.2014 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with BRITE-PL 2 (Heweliusz)