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GAOFEN 4

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GAOFEN 4 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 41194
Int'l Code: 2015-083A
Perigee: 35,776.3 km
Apogee: 35,811.9 km
Inclination: 0.1 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42165 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: December 28, 2015
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Xichang Space Center, China (XSC)

GAOFEN 4 is a Chinese geostationary satellite fitted with a powerful telescope to collect nearly continuous imagery of the Asia-Pacific, an apparently unique capability that could help track foreign naval activity. The satellite will enter service over the Asia-Pacific, with its imaging telescope able to observe a swath of the planet from the Persian Gulf to Australia, centered on China and Southeast Asia. Gaofen 4's staring imager can spot objects as small as 50 meters (164 feet), a resolution that allows the satellite to see an oil tanker steaming across the ocean. At night, an infrared camera aboard Gaofen 4 can capture less detailed imagery with a resolution of about 400 meters, or 1,300 feet. Gaofen 4 is designed for an eight-year lifetime.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 41194U 15083A   21261.53035949 -.00000359  00000-0  00000-0 0  9994
2 41194   0.0985 291.8896 0004216 283.3852  79.0430  1.00270597 21142
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC