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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GF-2 -
Full Name Gaofen-2 Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies CRESDA Launch Date 19 Aug 2014
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Aug 2019
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97.196 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.9 deg
Orbit Altitude 631 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 69 days
Objectives and Applications Earth resources, environmental monitoring, land surface.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance MUX (GF-2)
Landscape topography PAN (GF-2)
Vegetation MUX (GF-2), PAN (GF-2)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MUX (GF-2), PAN (GF-2)
Mission Instruments
MUX (GF-2) - Multispectral CCD Camera
PAN (GF-2) - Panchromatic and multispectral imager
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