BackForward Satellite: GF-6 

Satellite details
Acronym GF-6
Full name Gao Fen - 6
Satellite Description

6th flight unit of the GF programme, actually launched 11th, after GF-1, 2, 8, 9, 4, 3, 1-02, 1-03, 1-04 and 5.  Main mission: high-resolution land observation and disaster monitoring.

Mass at launch 805 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 640 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency CNSA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 02 Jun 2018 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2018-10-10
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on GF-6

Acronym Full name
PMS Panchromatic and Multi-spectral CCD Camera
WFV Wide Field Camera
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