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ZY-1 02C

ZY-1 02C

ZY-1 02C is a Chinese Earth observation satellite similar to the chinese-brazilian CBERS 2B / ZY-1 02B, but features only chinese instruments. The primary objective is to acquire high-resolution panchromatic and multispectral imagery for land resource surveys,disaster monitoring, forestry and ecological monitoring.

  • PMS (Panchromatic/Multispectral) camera is the next generation high-resolution imager designed and developed at BISME (Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics & Electricity). PMS is of CCD camera heritage, flown on the CBERS-1/-2/-02B satellite series. The CCD camera featured a Pan + 4 MS (Multispectral) bands with a GSD of 20 m. The PMS camera is a linear pushbroom imager. It has a panchromatic band and three MS bands, providing a GSD (Ground Sample Distance) of 5 m in Pan and 10 m in the MS bands from an orbit of 780 km.
  • High-Resolution Panchromatic Camera (HRC) provides panchromatic imagery with a GSD (Ground Sample Distance) of 2.36 m in a swath of 57 km.
Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator: CEODE
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: PMS, HRC
Configuration: Phoenix-Eye-2 bus
Propulsion: 16 × 1 N; 2 × 20 N
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Mass: 2100 kg
Orbit: 773 km × 774 km, 98.56
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ZY-1 02C 2011-079A 22.12.2011 TY LC-9 CZ-4B