SuperView 1

Archive: since 2016

SuperView 1 Imagery

  • SuperView 1 Image Hamadan Province, Iran
    Coal Hollow, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA 40.63904°N 80.60389°W
  • SuperView 1 Image Hamadan Province, Iran
    Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 48.04262°N 56.72012°W
  • SuperView 1 Image Hamadan Province, Iran
    Essex County, New York, USA 44.03677°N 74.23038°W

About SuperView 1

SuperView-1 or GaoJing-1 constellation consists of four Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites operated by Beijing Space View Tech Co Ltd, which is also an official distributor of the obtained satellite imagery collection. The main objective of the program is to provide data to be applied in defense and intelligence, land and forestry management, high accuracy mapping, security and maritime programs.

The first two satellites, SuperView-1 01 and Superview-1 02 were launched on December 28, 2016 on a CZ-2D vehicle from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China. SuperView-1 03 and SuperView-1 04 joined the program on January 9, 2018 from the same launch center but on a Long March 2D vehicle. Currently, the four SuperView – 1 satellites operate at an altitude of 500 km, phased 90° from each other on the same orbit.

The GaoJing satellites are the first “very high-resolution” Earth observation spacecrafts, designed in China. Apart from two solar panels, they are equipped with sensors collecting imagery of both panchromatic (0.5 m) and multispectral (2 m) resolution with the 60 km x 70 km single scene maximum. The constellation is very agile and operates in four acquiring modes:

  • stereo imaging
  • long strip
  • multiple strips collect
  • multiple point targets collect

SuperView 1/GaoJing 1 satellite Characteristics

Launched by
Beijing Space View Tech Co Ltd
  • GaoJing-1 01 / SuperView-1 01
  • GaoJing-1 02 / SuperView-1 02
  • GaoJing-1 03 / SuperView-1 04
  • GaoJing-1 05 / SuperView-1 06
Design life
8 years
560 kg
530 km
97 minutes
Revisit time
2 days
Imager type
Pushbroom with TDI capability
Data transmission
2*450 Mbps
Onboard storage
2.0 TB
Spectral bands
  • PAN: 0.45-0.89 µm
  • B1/blue: 0.45-0.52 µm
  • B2/green: 0.52-0.59 µm
  • B3/red: 0.63-0.69 µm
  • B4/NIR: 0.77-0.89 µm
GSD (nadir)
  • PAN: 0.5 m
  • MS: 2 m
Swath width (nadir)
12 km
Detector type
CCD array
Data quantization
11 bit
Data positioning accuracy
CE90 mono = 20
Imaging capacity/day
700,000 km2