SuperView-1 (SV_1) is composed of 4 identical VHR EO satellites running along the same orbit and phrased 90° from each other. The first two satellites were launched in December 2016 and the second two were launched in January 2018. More follow-on satellites will join the constellation up to 2022, ensuring continuity of Earth imaging services for global clients.

Launch time  SV-1 01 / 02:28 Dec. 2016
SV-1 03 / 04:09 Jan. 2018 
Orbit Altitude: 530 km
Type: Sun-synchronous
Period: 97 minutes
Design life 8 years
Sensor bands Panchromatic: 450-890 nm
Blue: 450-520 nm
Green: 520-590 nm
Red: 630-690 nm
Near-IR: 770-890 nm
Spatial resolution PAN: 0.5 m, MS: 2 m (Nadir)
Dynamic range 11 bits
Swath width 12.1 km (Nadir)
Onboard storage 4.0 TB
Stereo imaging Yes
Revisit time within 1 day/4 satellites
Positioning accuracy 9.5m CE90 (Nadir)
Data transmission 2 * 450 Mbps
Daily capacity 600,000 km²/satellite

SuperView-1 satellites are high-resolution commercial satellites designed, developed, and operated by China. SuperView-1 constellation is China’s first commercial satellite constellation with high agility and multi-mode imaging capability.
The multi-strip mode can obtain image up to 60 km x 70 km at a time. SuperView-1 constellation is a huge project that will include more high-resolution satellite clusters such as optical, radar, hyperspectral and video.


From the year beginning of 2018, SuperView-1 is composed of 4 identical VHR EO satellites running along the same orbit and phrased 90° from each other. When 4 SuperView-1 satellites work concurrently, they are capable of collecting over 2 million square kilometers every day and revisiting any target on the Global within 1 day.

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By March 2019, SuperView-1 constellation had collected 750,359 scenes, around 90,150,000 square kilometers over the land of the Earth with cloud cover rate less than 10%.


Working on an agile platform allowing up to ±45° for long strip, multi-strip, multi-point and stereoscopic collections.

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Long Strip

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Stereo Imaging

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Multiple Point Targets

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Multiple Strips


GF-1 includes 4 identical satellites, the first one was launched in April 2013, and the other 3 were launched in March 2018. It mainly applies in land resource investigation, mineral resource management, atmospheric and water environment quality monitoring, and natural disaster emergency response and monitoring, GF is the Chinese abbreviation for GAO FEN – meaning ‘high-resolution’.


GF-2 is a follow-on mission of the GF-1 tecąology demonstration mission, a series of a high-resolution optical Earth observation satellites of CNSA (China National Space Administration), Beijing, China. GF-2 is a part of the CHEOS (China High Resolution Observation System) family with the objective to provide high accuracy geographical mapping, land and resource surveying, environment change monitoring, near real-time observation for disaster prevention and mitigation, as well as for agriculture and forest estimation.

  GF-1 GF-2
Launch time  GF-1 01: 26 April 2013
GF-1 02 / 03 / 04: 11 April 2018
19 August 2014
Orbit Altitude: 631 km
Type: Sun-synchronous
Period: 97 minutes

Altitude: 631 km
Type: Sun-synchronous
Period: 97 minutes

Sensor bands PAN: 450-900 nm (PMC only)
Blue: 450-520 nm
Green: 520-590 nm
Red: 630-690 nm
Near-IR: 770-890 nm
PAN: 450-900 nm
Blue: 450-520 nm
Green: 520-590 nm
Red: 630-690 nm
Near-IR: 770-890 nm
Spatial resolution PAN: 0.8 m, MS: 3.2 m PMC: 2 m for PAN,
8 m for MS
WFI: 16m for MS
Swath width PMC: 69 km, WFI: 830km 45 km by twin cameras (Nadir)
Revisit time 1 day 5 days


The satellite is equipped with a multi-polarized C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) at a meter-level resolution. Its imaging modes include spot mode, strip-map mode and scan mode. GF-3 is the first Chinese high-resolution SAR satellite to acquire multi-polarized SAR image with resolution of 1-500 meters and cover a total swath to 10-650 kilometers. The maximum working duration is 50 minutes.

Launch time 19 April 2014
Orbit Altitude: 775 km
Type: Sun-synchronous
Local time: 6:00 and 18:00
 Name od mode Resolution Swath Incidence Polarization
Spotlight (SL) 1m 10 km*10 km 20°-50° Optional single
Strip Ultra fine strip(UFS) 3m

30 km

20°-50° Optional single
Fine strip 1 (FS 1) 5 m 50 km 19°-50° Optional dual
Fine strip 2 (FS 2) 10 m 100 km 19°-50° Optional dual
Standard strip (SS) 25m 130 km 17°-50° Optional dual
Full polarized strip 1 8 m 30 km 20°-41° Full
Full polarized strip 2 25m 40 km 20°-38° Full
Scan Narrow(NSC) 50 m 300 km 17°-50° Optional dual
Wide(WSC) 100 m 500 km 17°-50° Optional dual
Global observation 500 m 650 km 17°-53° Optional dual


GF-4 satellite is the first Chinese geosynchronous orbit remote sensing satellite and equipped with one stare camera with resolution of 50-m VNIR (Visible Light Near Infrared) and 400-m MWIR (Medium Wave Infrared) spectrum and 400-km swath. It is based on area array starring imaging and boasts capability of visible light, multi-spectrum and infrared imaging. It observes China and the surrounding areas by pointing control. GF-4 provides fast, reliable and stable optical remote sensing data to support disaster response, forestry, each quake and meteorology applications, and supplements an advanced tecąology for alerting natural disasters, monitoring wild fires or typhoon. GF-4 satellite data is mainly applied in the industries as environment, marine, agriculture and water resources in China and neighbor countries.

Orbit Altitude: 36,000 km
Type: Geo-synchronous
Fixed point location: 105.6°E
Design life 8 years
Sensor bands VNIR:
Blue: 450-900 nm
Green: 450-520 nm
Red: 630-690 nm
Near-IR: 760-890 nm
MWIR: 3500-4100 nm
Spatial resolution VNIR: 50 m, MWIR: 400 m
Dynamic range 10 bits
Swath width 400 km
Revisit time 20 seconds


Ziyuan (ZY) satellites currently consist of 2 satellites, ZY-3 and ZY-3 02. Both are high-resolution stereoscopic Earth mapping satellites working as a team. The satellite carries three high-resolution panchromatic cameras and 1 infrared multispectral scanner (IRMSS). The panchromatic cameras are positioned at the front-viewing, vertical-viewing and rear-viewing positions, and they collect imagery of the Earth from different perspectives at the same time, allowing precise determination of the exact locations of different areas of interest on the Earth, resulting in ideal production of large-scale maps. At the same time, the payloads can also provide high-resolution infrared and stereoscopic images to satisfy the demands of the users from resource mapping, environmental surveying, disaster monitoring, city planning and national security segments.

Launch time  ZY-3 : 26 April 2013
ZY-3 02: 30 May 2016
Orbit Altitude: 505 km
Type: Sun-synchronous
Period: 97 minutes
Design life 8 years
Mass 2500 kg
Sensor bands PAN: 500-800 nm
Blue: 450-520 nm
Green: 520-590 nm
Red: 630-690 nm
Near-IR: 770-890 nm
Spatial resolution ZY-3 : PAN: 2.1 m (Nadir), 3.5 m(Front/Rear)
MS: 6 m
ZY-3 02: PAN: 2.1 m (Nadir), 2.5 m(Front/Rear)
MS: 5.8 m
Dynamic range 10 bits
Swath width PAN: 51 km (Nadir), 52 km (Front/Rear)
MS: 51 km
Onboard storage 3.75 TB
Stereo imaging Yes
Revisit time 3-5 days per satellite

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