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More views of Gaofen-3

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Gaofen-3 Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging satellite (高分三号/GF-3)

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Published on Aug 10, 2016
A Long March-4C (Chang Zheng-4C) rocket launched Gaofen-3 Earth observation satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province on 09 August 2016, at 22:55 UTC (06:55 Beijing time). Gaofen-3 is a new high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging satellite, that is accurate to one meter in distance, developed by the China Academy of Space Technology.

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I note that in one of the photos posted by GELORD that the mass of the satellite is 2,950 kg.   I think that this is the heaviest announced mass for a GAOFEN or related Yaogan Weixing.
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Two other launch videos on Youtube




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CZ-4C 1st stage debris were found in Shangluo prefecture, Shaanxi province
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The patches the launch crew are wearing look very similar to the United States Astronautics Agency patch from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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First C-band SAR images of GF-3 are now available at http://www.sastind.gov.cn/n152/n6641041/n6641046/c6665609/content.html

I thought the second image might be New York City with the circular island highlighted being the Statue of Liberty but comparing it to Google earth I was wrong.  What is the location?
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First C-band SAR images of GF-3 are now available at http://www.sastind.gov.cn/n152/n6641041/n6641046/c6665609/content.html

I thought the second image might be New York City with the circular island highlighted being the Statue of Liberty but comparing it to Google earth I was wrong.  What is the location?
the circular island has a large power transmission tower on it

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http://www.sastind.gov.cn/n152/n6641041/n6641046/c6665609/content.html
As indicated in the Chinese introductory text:
1st image: Beijing International airport
2nd image: Xiamen
3rd image Tianjin harbour
« Last Edit: 08/28/2016 10:02 AM by input~2 »

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China's hi-res SAR imaging satellite put into use
Source: Xinhua 2017-01-23 17:14:01

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's first high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite has passed all its in-orbit tests and is now operational, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on Monday.

The Gaofen-3 satellite, which is accurate to one meter in distance, was launched in August 2016.

Tong Xudong, a senior engineer with the administration, said the satellite covers the globe with an all-weather, 24-hour observation service and will be used for disaster prevention and reduction, ocean monitoring, and the protection of maritime rights.

Gaofen-3 is China's first low orbit remote sensing satellite to have a long lifespan.

With 12 imaging modes, Gaofen-3 has the most imaging modes in the SAR imaging satellite family. The high-definition observation satellite is capable of switching freely between various imaging modes, taking wide pictures of both earth and bodies of water, and detailed photographs of specific areas.

Gaofen-3's spatial resolution ranges from one meter to 500 meters and its largest viewing swath is 650 kilometers.

According to the administration, Gaofen-5 hyerspectrual satellite is planned to be launched in September 2017.


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