BackForward Satellite Programme: Zi Yuan 1-2 

Programme details
Programme description
  • 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.
Data circulation
  • 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).
Programme lifetime 2011 - 2024
Associated satellites and instruments

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