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Tianhui 1



Tianhui 1 is a Chinese mapping satellite launched on 24 August 2010 from Jiuquan at 07:10 UT. The craft was launched by a Long March 2D rocket. Tianhui 1 will be used for scientific research, mapping and land resource surveys to help promote economic development. The Tianhui 1 is equipped with a 3-D survey camera, a CCD camera capable of a ground resolution of 5 m at a camera angle of 25° and a multi-spectrum camera with a ground resolution of 10 m. The cameras can cover imagery that is 60 km wide from a 500-km high orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 36985
  • Tianhui1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-08-24
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2D
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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