Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS).
GF 6 is an optical satellite similar to the Gaofen 1 satellite, but using a different instrument suit, consisting of a 2/8 m resolution panchromatic/hyperspectral camera with an image swath of >90 km) and a 16 m resolution wide angle camera with an 800 km image swath. Both cameras use a three-mirror anastigmat telescope. Both covers visible light to NIR bands (wavelength ~450-900 nm).
It was launched in 2018 on a CZ-2D (2) rocket from China's Jiuquan space center.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||634 km × 647 km, 98.05°|
|Gaofen 6 (GF 6)||2018-048A||02.06.2018||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)||with Luojia 1-01|