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Gaofen-12 03

Launch Time
Mon Jun 27, 2022 15:46 UTC


Long March 4C
Status: Active
Price: $64.68 million
Liftoff Thrust: 2,993 kN
Payload to LEO: 4,200 kg
Payload to GTO: 1,500 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 46.97 m
Fairing Diameter: 3.8 m
Fairing Height: 11.74 m

Mission Details

Gaofen-12 03

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS).

GF 12 has been reported to be equipped with a high-resolution Earth observation system. It uses a microwave remote sensing system with ground resolution up to the sub-meter level, to be mainly used in land census, urban planning, land rights, road network design, crop estimation and disaster prevention and mitigation and other fields. Possibly it is a civilian version of the Yaogan 29 type satellite.

Payloads: 1
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


Site 9401 (SLS-2), Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China



72nd orbital launch attempt

Long March 4C

44th mission
6th mission of 2022
42nd successful mission
18th consecutive successful mission