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Satellite details
Acronym GF-13
Full name Gao Fen - 13
Satellite Description
  • 21st flight unit of the GF programme.
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation and disaster monitoring.
  • Instrument description not yet available.  Presumably, improved version of the GF-4 imager, with the resolution improved to 15 m.
Mass at launch 4600 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Dual-use (military-civilian). Data not openly available.
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 118° E


Space agency CNSA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Position not yet known.
Launch 11 Oct 2020 EOL ≥2028
Last update: 2022-01-10
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Satellite Payload

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