BackForward Satellite: CBERS-3 

Satellite details
Acronym CBERS-3
Full name China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 3 (ZY-1 FM3)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 4th flight unit of the CBERS (ZY-1) programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
Mass at launch 1980 kg Dry mass
Power 2300 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Near-real-time selected data by GEONetCast.
  • Off-line data distribution from the receiving and processing stations via Internet.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 778 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Status Lost at launch
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Orbit not achieved due to launch failure.
Launch 09 Dec 2013 EOL 09 Dec 2013
Last update: 2015-07-27
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CBERS-3

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection System
MUXCAM Multispectral Camera
PANMUX Panchromatic and Multispectral imager
WFI-2 Wide Field Imager - 2
IRMSS-2 Infrared Multispectral Scanner - 2
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