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Gaofen 3 (GF 3)

Gaofen 3

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

GF 3 features a multi-polarized C-band SAR at meter-level resolution, with designed lifespan of 8 years. The satellite is based on the CS-L3000B bus.

Gaofen 3 was launched in August 2016 on a CZ-4C rocket from China's Taiyuan space center.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: Multi-polarized C-band SAR
Configuration: CS-L3000B
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 8 years
Mass: 2950 kg
Orbit: 735 km × 747 km, 98.4
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 3 (GF 3) 2016-049A 09.08.2016 TY LC-9 CZ-4C
Gaofen 3-02 (GF 3-02) 2021-109A 22.11.2021 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-4C
Gaofen 3-03 (GF 3-03) 2022-035A 06.04.2022 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-4C

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