BackForward Satellite Programme: Shijian 9 

Programme details
Programme description
  • 2-satellite programme for high resolution land observation.
  • Chinese programme - CAST responsible of development, CRESDA (China Center for Resources Satellite) of data processing and distribution.
  • Platforms actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • Design lifetime: 3 years
  • Sunsynchronous orbits consistent with that one of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation at ECT 10:30.
  • The 2 satellites are launched and operated in parallel, one for VIS/NIR imagery, the other one for TIR imagery.
  • Details not yet available.
Data circulation
  • TBD
Agencies CRESDACAST
Programme lifetime 2012 - 2017
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned