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.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Equipment:||Multi-polarized C-band SAR|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||735 km × 747 km, 98.4°|
|Gaofen 3 (GF 3)||2016-049A||09.08.2016||TY LC-9||CZ-4C|