Full Name Zi Yuan 1 Number 2 Optical Mission of China Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies CRESDA Launch Date 26 Dec 2021
Mission Links EOL Date Dec 2026
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 778 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 3 days
Objectives and Applications The primary objective of the ZY series is to acquire high-resolution panchromatic and multispectral imagery for land resource surveys, disaster monitoring, forestry and ecological monitoring.
Mission Measurements
LandLandscape topography CCD (ZY Series)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) PAN (ZY Series)
Mission Instruments
CCD (ZY Series) - CCD and multispectral imager
IR Camera (ZY-1-02E) - Longwave infrared camera
PAN (ZY Series) - Panchromatic and multispectral imager
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