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Class: Earth. Type: Landsat. Nation: Brazil/China.

China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite, jointly built by CAST/Beijing and INPE/Brasil. The spacecraft are controlled from both Chinese and Brazilian ground stations.


Total Mass: 1,450 kg.

CBERS Chronology

14 October 1999 Zi Yuan 1 Launch Site: Taiyuan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-4B. Perigee: 773 km. Apogee: 774 km. Inclination: 98.6 deg.

China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite.

01 September 2000 ZY-2 Launch Site: Taiyuan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-4B. Perigee: 489 km. Apogee: 501 km. Inclination: 97.4 deg.

The Zi Yuan 2 remote sensing satellite was placed into a 474 x 493 km x 97.4 deg orbit. It may use the CBERS Sino-Brazilian bus of the earlier ZY-1.

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