december, 2018

01dec00:00Long March 2D • Gaofen-6

Event Details

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 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.


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Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center