BackForward Satellite: GF-13-02 

Satellite details
Acronym GF-13-02
Full name Gao Fen - 13
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Geostationary satellite of the GF programme.
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation and disaster monitoring.
  • Instrument description not 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 117.9° E


Space agency CNSA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 17 Mar 2023 EOL ≥2030
Last update: 2023-11-23
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on GF-13-02

Acronym Full name
GF-4/13 imager Imager of GaoFen-4 and GaoFen-13
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Satellite Field of View

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