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Gaofen 4 (GF 4)

Gaofen 4 []

Gaofen 4 (GF 4) is a geostationary earth observation satellite in the Gaofen series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites.

GF 4 features an visible light and infra-red staring optical imager with common optical system. The ground resolution for the visible light imager is 50 m and for the infra-red payload is 400 m. This payload allows the observation of China and the sourrounding areas with a high temporal resolution.

Gaofen 4 was launched in December 2015 on a CZ-3B/G2 rocket from China's Xichang space center and has been stationed at 105.5 East.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Contractors: CAST
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 8 years
Mass: 4600 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 4 (GF 4) 2015-083A 28.12.2015 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G2

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