General Earth Observation
Launch Date: Late 2018 Launch Window: TBA Launch Vehicle: Long March 2D Launch Operator: CALT Launch Site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Payload: Gaofen-6 Satellite Type: Earth Observation Secondary Payload: Luojia-1 A Chinese Long March 2D will launch the Gaofen-6 remote sensing satellite joining the
|Launch Date:||Late 2018|
|Launch Vehicle:||Long March 2D|
|Launch Site:||Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center|
|Satellite Type:||Earth Observation|
A Chinese Long March 2D will launch the Gaofen-6 remote sensing satellite joining the country’s primary civilian Earth Observation infrastructure comprising a variety of differently-instrumented satellites operating from different orbits to capture a comprehensive set of land, ocean and atmospheric parameters. Gaofen-6 carries a package of three cameras, one for black-and-white imaging at a two-meter ground resolution, one for color imaging at eight-meter resolution and one for wide-angle color imaging at a 16-meter GSD. It is intended as a replacement for the first Gaofen satellite launched in 2013. Luojia-1 is a 6U CubeSat from Wuhan University to act as a prototype for a potential future CubeSat imaging constellation.