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GaoJing-1 01, 02, 03, 04 (SuperView 1)

GaoJing 1 [Siwei Star Company]

GaoJing-1, also known as SuperView-1 is a constellation of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites operated by Beijing Space View Tech Co Ltd.

The constellation intially consists of two satellites. It operates at an altitude of 500 km and provides imagery with 0.5 m panchromatic resolution and 2 m multispectral resolution. The swath width is 12 km and the descending node time is 10:30 am. It possesses high agility and runs with multiple collection modes including long strip, multiple strips collect, multiple point targets collect and stereo imaging. The maximum single scene can be 60 km × 70 km. These satellites will be spaced by 180 on the same orbit.

The first pair was launched on 28 December 2016 on a CZ-2D (2) rocket. A launch mishap left these satellites in a lower than planned orbit. The satellites used their own propulsion to raise their orbit to the planned height, although at the expense of lifetime.

A second group of two satellite of this type was launched in early 2018, bringing the constellation to four satellites phased 90 from each other on the same orbit.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: Siwei Star Company
Contractors: CAST
Configuration: CAST3000B
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 560 kg
Orbit: 500 km SSO (planned)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GaoJing-1 01 (SuperView-1 01) 2016-083A 28.12.2016 TY LC-9 P CZ-2D (2) with GaoJing-1 02, BY 1
GaoJing-1 02 (SuperView-1 02) 2016-083B 28.12.2016 TY LC-9 P CZ-2D (2) with GaoJing-1 01, BY 1
GaoJing-1 03 (SuperView-1 03) 2018-002A 09.01.2018 TY LC-9 CZ-2D (2) with GaoJing-1 04
GaoJing-1 04 (SuperView-1 04) 2018-002B 09.01.2018 TY LC-9 CZ-2D (2) with GaoJing-1 03

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