Category Archives: Gaojing-1&2

First pictures taken by SuperView-1 01/02 already on Earth

Two commercial imaging satellites from Gaojing-1 series deployed prematurely after launch on 28 December 2016 seems to work correctly and already send first pictures.  Satellites finally managed to reach correct position in orbit and pass all necessary tests. Chinese news agency Xinhua announced yesterday, that both satellites send first pictures taken with 0.5 m resolution with onboard panchromatic…
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Gaojing satellites almost on their correct orbit !

Two Gaojing satellites delivered to incorrect orbit on 28 December 2016 are almost in the end of their journey to correct orbital position. Problems with Gaojing (also known as Superview-1-1 and Superview-1-2) appeared just after launch from Chinese Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 03:53 UTC on 28 December 2016. Long March 2D rocket suffered for…
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Gaojing problems explained

After launch performed on 28 December it was not clear which orbit was reached by upper stage of Long March 2D and where exactly Gaojing-1-1 and Gaojing-1-2 were deployed. Now we know -   two remote sensing  satellites missed their orbit. First assumption proved to be true - in fact both Gaojing failed to reach correct…
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Launch of two remote sensing satellites probably only with partial success

Today China launched first pair of new commercial remote sensing satellites - Gaojing-1-1 and Gaojing-1-2. First pair will be followed by another two with planned launch in 2017. Mission was covering delivering pair of the satellites to SSO orbit with altitude of 500 km. Both should be placed on same position of  180° and operate…
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