China makes another launch as Long March 4C lofts three Gaofen 1 Follow-on satellites

by | Apr 1, 2018 | China, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News

Three Gaofen 1 follow on satellites, called Gaofen 1-FO-1, -FO-2 and -FO-3 respectively, were launched from the Taiyuan launch site by a Long March 4C rocket at 0322 GMT on 30 March 2018.

The 805kg satellites which are derivatives of the earlier Gaofen series, are built by China Spacesat Co which is a civilian subsidiary of CASC (China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp). The spacecraft are civilian imaging satellites with a payload of two imaging cameras.  The imaging payload has a panchromatic imaging resolution of 2m, while the multispectral resolution is 8m for a swath width of 66km.

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