Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: Zi Yuan 1-2
Satellite programme for land observation. "Zi Yuan" = "Resource".
National Chinese programme: developed by CAST for CRESDA.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time is 5 years.
The satellite exploits a sunsynchronous orbit around 10:30.
Detailed description not available.
Selected images are stored onboard and downlinked to stations in China (Nanning and Wulumuqi)
Data processed by CRESDA (China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application).
2011 - 2024
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Zi Yuan 1-2
(2011 - 2019)
(2019 - 2024)