ZY-3 Surveying

    ZY-3 Surveying and Mapping Satellite,ZY-3 Satellite for short,the first domestic stereo mapping satellite in China,was launched in 9th january 2012.The main payload of ZY-3 satellite concludes:1.A camera aligned normal to the Earth's surface will produce images with a spatial resolution of.2.1m 2.Another two camera,offset at 22 degrees forward and after,have spatial resolutions of 3.6m.3.One multispectral scanner(IRMSS),with a spatial resolution of 5.8m.

Satellite Specifications
LAUNCH VEHICLE CZ-4B carrier rocket
LANUCH SITE Taiyuan Satellite launching Center
SATELLITE WEIGHT 2630 kg
MISSION DURATION 5 years
REVISIT CYCLE 5 days
ORBITAL ALTITUDE 506 km
EQUATOR CROSSING TIME 97.421/10:30am
ORBITAL INCLINATION 98min
Sensor Specifications
CAMERA MODE Panchromatic:2.1m(Nadir View)/multispectral:5.8m
&GSD Panchromatic:3.6m(Forword/Backward View)
WAVELENGTH
Panchromatic:450nm-800nm
Blue:450nm-520nm Green:520nm-590nm
Red:630nm-690nm Infrared:770nm-890nm
SWATH WIDTH Panchromatic:50 km(Nadir)/52km(F/B)
Multisoectral:52km
OBTAIN CAPACITY Panchromatic:1000000KM/day
Multisoectral:1000000KM/day
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