ZiYuan-3 01 (ZY-3) is the first Chinese civil commercial satellite that can provide the Earth’s stereoscopic imaging of a very high resolution. Imagery from the ZY-03 01 satellite are suitable for creating maps of 1:50000 and smaller scales.

Guangnan Reservoir, Shandong, China, ZY-3 ©CAST/BISSE
China, the image from ZY-3 satellite ©CAST/BISSE
China, the image from ZY-3 satellite ©CAST/BISSE

Spacecraft design and mission details

Name

ZY-3

Country

China

Developer

CAST (spacecraft), CIOMP (payload)

Operator

Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China

Launch vehicle

CZ-4B

Launch date

9 January 2012

Launch site

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China

Date of deactivation

-

Orbit: Type
Altitude, km
Inclination, deg.

Sun-synchronous
505
97,4

Mission duration, years

5

Revisit frequency, days

5

Mass, kg

2630


Specifications

Sensor bands Panchromatic: 500–800 nm
Blue: 450–520 nm
Green: 520–590 nm
Red: 630–690 nm
Near-IR: 770–890 nm
Dynamic range, bits per pixel 10
Sensor resolution (at nadir), m PAN: 2,1 m (nadir); 3,5 m (Front/Rear)
MS: 6 m
Swath width, km 51
Onboard storage 3,75 TB

Applications:

  • Creation of topographic maps (1:50000 and smaller);
  • Update of topographic maps of the 1:25000 scale;
  • National security;
  • Land-use management;
  • Urban planning;
  • Agriculture and forestry;
  • Ecology;
  • Emergency management.

For cost calculation of the ZiYuan-3 imagery for your area of interest, send technical description of your proposal to: innoter@innoter.com. For consultations contact by the phone: +7 495 245-04-24

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