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Gaofen 6 (GF 6)

Gaofen 6

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.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Contractors: SAST
Configuration: CAST2000 bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 8 years
Orbit: 634 km × 647 km, 98.05
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 6 (GF 6) 2018-048A 02.06.2018 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2D (2) with Luojia 1-01

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