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Gaofen 8 (GF 8)

Gaofen 8

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

GF 8 is an optical satellite with an high resolution imaging payload. Reportedly, the duties of the satellite are country surveying, disaster response, agriculture mapping, city planning, land ownership marking and road network planning.

It was launched in 2015 on a CZ-4B rocket from China's Taiyuan space center.

The satellite was put into a 484 km × 493 km, 97.3 orbit, similar to the Yaogan 26 satellite.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
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Power: Deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 - 8 years
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Orbit: 484 km × 493 km, 97.3
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 8 (GF 8) 2015-030A 26.06.2015 TY LC-9 CZ-4B