Gaofen-3 is the first low-orbital Chinese satellite that is equipped with a multi-polarized C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) at meter-level resolution. Its imaging modes include spot mode, strip-map mode and scan mode.

Hokkaido Island, Japan, 10 September 2018. Gaofen-3 SAR satellite ©CRESDA
Hokkaido Island, Japan, 10 September 2018. Gaofen-3 SAR satellite ©CRESDA

Spacecraft design and mission details

Name

Gaofen-3

Country

China

Developer

CAST/BISSE (China’s Academy of Space Technology/Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering)

Operator

China Center For Resources Satellite Data and Application

Launch vehicle

CZ-4C

Launch date

19 August 2014

Launch site

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

Date of deactivation

-

Orbit: Type
Altitude, km
Inclination, deg.

Sun-synchronous
758
98,4

Mission duration, years

8

Revisit frequency, days

1,5 – 3

Mass, kg

2950


Gaofen-3 is the first Chinese high-resolution SAR satellite to acquire multi-polarized SAR image with resolution of 1-500 meters and cover a total swath of 10-650 kilometers. The satellite provides imaging in 12 different modes. The maximum working duration is 50 minutes.

Applications:

  • Emergency management and emergency preventing;
  • Climate change monitoring;
  • Environmental monitoring;
  • Mapping;
  • Mining exploration;
  • Agricultural management.
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