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Gaofen 9-01, ..., 05 (GF 9-01, ..., 05)

Gaofen 9-04 [CCTV]

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

The Gaofen 9 remote sensing satellite was launched by CZ-2D (2) rocket from China's Jiuquan space center on 14 September 2014.

The satellite provides sub-meter class resolution optical images for city planning, road network design, land ownership determination etc. purposes.

Three more satellites of this type were launched in May, June and August 2020.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Contractors: CAST
Power: 3 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: 617 km × 664 km, 98.01
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 9-01 (GF 9-01) 2015-047A 14.09.2015 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2D (2)
Gaofen 9-02 (GF 9-02) 2020-034B 31.05.2020 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2D (2) with HEAD 2C
Gaofen 9-03 (GF 9-03) 2020-039A 17.06.2020 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2D (2) with HEAD 2D, ZDPS 3A
Gaofen 9-04 (GF 9-04) 2020-054A 06.08.2020 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2D (2) with Tsinghua Kexue Weixing
Gaofen 9-05 (GF 9-05) 2020-058A 23.08.2020 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2D (2) with TT 5, Duo Gongneng Shiyan Weixing


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