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Ziyuan 1



Ziyuan 1, a Chinese Earth observation satellite, was launched from Taiyuan on 26 December 2011 at 03:26 UT by a Long March 4B rocket. Ziyuan 1, also called ZY 1, weighed 2100 kg. It carries two high-resolution HR cameras, capable of a spatial resolution of 2.36 m, with a joint swath of 54 km. The satellite will be mainly used by the Ministry of Land and Resources. It is designed to have a service life of three years.

Alternate Names

  • 38038
  • ZY 1
  • Ziyuan1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-12-26
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4B
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 2100 kg

Funding Agency

  • China National Space Administration (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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