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Gaofen 3



Gaofen (meaning “High Resolution”) is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the state-sponsored program known as the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS).

The satellite will be used for civil applications, including environmental monitoring and disaster warning, according to state media.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2016-08-09
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C
    Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China
    Mass: 2950 kg

    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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