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Beijing-1
Beijing-1: The Mission

Beijing-1: The Mission

Beijing-1 is a low cost Earth Observation (EO) satellite, carrying two payloads that provide high-resolution (4-metre) panchromatic images alongside medium-resolution (32-metre) multi-spectral images with an ultra-wide 600km imaging swath.

Beijing-1 provides the Chinese government and commercial users with information on agriculture, water resources, environment and disaster monitoring throughout China. The satellite is also used extensively for monitoring urban development and pollution and to generate digital maps of China using the high-resolution panchromatic imager. The satellite is capable of continuously imaging Chinese territory even at the longest landmass track (3000 km) and transmits images to the groundstation in Beijing in real-time at high speed (40Mbps) with on-board programmable compression. Image data gathered outside the reach of the groundstation is stored on-board in a hard disc mass storage device for retrieval at night or later on demand.

Beijing-1 is a member of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation

BLMIT is a private company established to manage the commercial data distribution and services of Beijing-1.

Satellite Data

Name:
Beijing-1

Customer:
BLMIT

Mission:
Earth Observation

Mass:
163kg

Platform:
SSTL-150

Launch Data

Launch Date:
28 October 2005

Launch Site:
Plesetsk Kosmodrome, Russia

Launcher:
COSMOS-3M

Orbit:

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