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Gaofen 11-01, ..., 11-04 (GF 11, ..., 11-04)

Gaofen 11 ?

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS). This satellite is believed to be in fact a military satellite series despite of having a civilian designation. It is believed, that the military designation is JianBing 16.

GF 11 appears to be a high resolution optical earth observation satellite.

  • Gaofen 11-01 was launched on 31 July 2018 on a CZ-4B rocket from China's Taiyuan space center.
  • A second satellite, Gaofen 11-02, was launched on 7 September 2020.
  • A third satellite, Gaofen 11-03, was launched on 11 November 2021.
  • The fourth satellite, Gaofen 11-04, followed on 27 December 2022.
Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: 248 km × 694 km, 97.4
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 11-01 (GF 11-01) 2018-063A 31.07.2018 TY LC-9 CZ-4B
Gaofen 11-02 (GF 11-02) 2020-064A 07.09.2020 TY LC-9 CZ-4B
Gaofen 11-03 (GF 11-03) 2021-107A 20.11.2021 TY LC-9 CZ-4B
Gaofen 11-04 (GF 11-04) 2021-176A 27.12.2022 TY LC-9 CZ-4B

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