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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.

Alternate Names

  • 41727
  • Gaofen3

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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