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Gaofen 1-02, 03, 04

Gaofen 1-02

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS).

GF 1-02, 03, 04 are optical satellites with a 2 m resolution pan-chromatic camera and a 8 m resolution multi-spectral camera.

These satellites are similar to Gaofen 1, but have the 16 m camera deleted and feaure a smaller bus, allowing three satellites to be launched at a time.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Contractors: SAST
Configuration: CAST2000 bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 6 years
Mass: 805 kg
Orbit: 638 km × 642 km, 98.04
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 1-02 (GF 1-02) 2018-031A 31.03.2018 TY LC-9 CZ-4C with Gaofen 1-03, Gaofen 1-04
Gaofen 1-03 (GF 1-03) 2018-031B 31.03.2018 TY LC-9 CZ-4C with Gaofen 1-02, Gaofen 1-04
Gaofen 1-04 (GF 1-04) 2018-031D 31.03.2018 TY LC-9 CZ-4C with Gaofen 1-02, Gaofen 1-03

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