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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GF-1 -
Full Name Gaofen-1 Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies CRESDA Launch Date 26 Apr 2013
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Apr 2018
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97.466 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.9 deg
Orbit Altitude 644 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 41 days
Objectives and Applications Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land surface.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance MUX (GF-1)
Landscape topography PAN (GF-1), WFV
Vegetation MUX (GF-1), PAN (GF-1), WFV
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MUX (GF-1), PAN (GF-1), WFV
Mission Instruments
MUX (GF-1) - Multispectral CCD Camera
PAN (GF-1) - Panchromatic and multispectral imager
WFV - Wide Field View
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