BackForward Satellite: CBERS-1 

Satellite details
Acronym CBERS-1
Full name China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 1 (ZY-1 FM1)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the CBERS (ZY-1) programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
Mass at launch 1450 kg Dry mass
Power 1100 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution from the receiving and processing stations via Internet.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 778 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • WFI failed after 7 months of service.
Launch 14 Oct 1999 EOL 12 Oct 2003
Last update: 2015-07-27
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CBERS-1

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection System
HRCC High-Resolution CCD Camera
IRMSS Infrared Multispectral Scanner
WFI Wide Field Imager
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