Jilin-1 Satellite

Jilin-1’s impressive constellation of 30-cm to 1.2-m satellites offers both day and nighttime imagery so you’ll never be in the dark.

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Jilin-1 Satellite Imagery Samples

Jilin-1 GF Series 30-cm Natural Color – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; July 22, 2022
Jilin-1 GF Series 30-cm Natural Color – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; July 22, 2022
Jilin-1 GF Series 30-cm Natural Color – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; July 22, 2022
Jilin-1 GF Series 30-cm Natural Color – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; July 22, 2022
Jilin-1 KF Series 50-cm Natural Color – Provence, France; September 5, 2021
Jilin-1 KF Series 50-cm Natural Color – Provence, France; September 5, 2021
Jilin-1 KF Series 50-cm Natural Color – Provence, France; September 5, 2021
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – London, United Kingdom; October 27, 2018
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – London, United Kingdom; October 27, 2018
Jilin-1 KF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Tokyo, Japan; August 20, 2020
Jilin-1 KF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Los Angeles, CA, USA; January 25, 2020
Jilin-1 KF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Los Angeles, CA, USA; January 25, 2020
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Athens, Greece; February 5, 2021
Jilin-1 KF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Mt Carbon, West Virginia, USA; April 4, 2020
Jilin-1 GF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Miami, FL, USA; December 15, 2019
Jilin-1 KF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Garden City, Utah, USA; November 3, 2020
Jilin-1 GF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Doha, Qatar; October 11, 2021
Jilin-1 GF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Dubai, United Arab Emirates; October 31, 2021
Jilin-1 GF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Doha, Qatar; October 11, 2021
Jilin-1 GF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Dubai, United Arab Emirates; October 31, 2021
Jilin-1 GF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Madrid, Spain; October 24, 2021
Jilin-1 GF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Madrid, Spain; October 24, 2021
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Paris, France; November 9, 2019
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Nantes, France; November 15, 2018
Jilin-1 GF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Miami, FL, USA; December 15, 2019
Jilin-1 Optical Series 72-cm Natural Color – London, England; February 2, 2019
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Nantes, France; November 15, 2018
Jilin-1 Optical Series 72-cm Natural Color – London, England; February 2, 2019
Jilin-1 Video Series 92-cm Panchromatic – Buenos Aires, Argentina; March 13, 2018
Jilin-1 Video Series 92-cm Natural Color – Buenos Aires, Argentina; March 13, 2018
Jilin-1 KF Series 75-cm Natural Color – Churchhill River, Canada; August 18, 2020
Jilin-1 GF Series 1-m Natural Color – Washington, D.C., USA; March 21, 2021
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Rome, Italy; February 17, 2017
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Rome, Italy; February 17, 2017
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Rome, Italy; February 17, 2017
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Rome, Italy; February 17, 2017
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Surajpur, India; September 30, 2019
Jilin-1 92-cm Nighttime Natural Color – Berlin, Germany; February 17, 2019
Jilin-1 1.2-m Nighttime Natural Color – Seville, Spain; September 30, 2020
Jilin-1 1.2-m Nighttime Natural Color – Seville, Spain; September 30, 2020

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The Jilin-1 Advantage

92-cm & 1.2-m Nighttime Color Imagery
Jilin-1 is one of the few satellites collecting color 92-cm and 1.2-m imagery on the dark side of the planet, lending a unique perspective of Earth.

High-Resolution Red Edge Band
Five Jilin-1 Video satellites collect 3.68-m red edge spectral data which provides valuable insights for vegetation mapping projects.

120-Second Video Mode
Jilin-1 Video satellites also collect high-definition 92-cm and 1.2-m color video at a rate of 10 frames per second for up to 120 seconds.

Frequent Revisits
The entire high-resolution Jilin-1 constellation revisits the same location up six times a day at 30-cm to 1.2-m resolution.

Overview & HistoryJilin-1 SpecificationsPricing

Built and operated by CG Satellite, Jilin-1 is a constellation of multiple high-resolution satellites launched from 2015 and on. These satellites offer a variety of resolutions, collection capabilities, sensors and spectral bands to meet an array of use cases, including video, nighttime imaging and red edge spectral data.

The Jilin-1 constellation features the only known commercial satellites to collect both 92-centimeter (cm) and 1.2-meter (m) color nighttime imagery and high-definition video. With night imagery at 92-cm and 1.2-m resolution and in natural color, the Jilin-1 Video and GF03C Series are ideal solutions for studying light pollution, population, change detection and illegal fishing.

April 30th, 2022 marked an important date for CG Satellite with the launch of GF04A, the first 30-cm resolution satellite to join the Jilin-1 constellation. First launched in 2021, satellites in the Jilin-1 KF Optical series collect 50-cm panchromatic and 2-m 4-band multispectral (i.e. blue, green, red and near-infrared [NIR]) imagery with a massive swath width of 136-km or greater. And since 2019, CG Satellite has launched multiple GF Optical series Jilin-1 satellites into orbit with 75-cm resolution and 17-km to 40-km swath widths.

Launch Details
  • Launch Date:
    • Optical A, Video 01/02/03: October 7, 2015, 04:11 to 04:13 UTC
    • Video 04/05/06: November 21, 2017, 04:50 UTC
    • Video 07/08: January 19, 2018, 04:12 UTC
    • GF03A: June 05, 2019, 04:06 UTC
    • GF02A: November 13, 2019, 03:40 UTC
    • GF02B: December 07, 2019, 02:55 UTC
    • KF01A: January 15, 2020, 02:53 UTC
    • GF03B-01/02/03/04/05/06, GF03C-01/02/03: September 15, 2020, 01:13 UTC
    • KF01B, GF03D-01/02/03: July 3, 2021, 02:51 UTC
    • GF02D: September 27, 2021, 06:19 UTC
    • GF02F: October 27, 2021, 06:19 UTC
    • GF03D10-18: February 27, 2022
    • GF03D04-07: April 30, 2022
    • GF04A: April 30, 2022
    • GF03D27-33: May 5, 2022
    • KF01C: May 5, 2022
    • GF03D09: August 10, 2022 (also referred to as DP series)
    • GF03D35-43: August 10, 2022 (also referred to as DP series)
  • Expected Mission Life: at least 3 years; Video 01/02 were test satellites only

Jilin-1 Components
  • Satellite Model: Jilin-1 constellation series, built by Chang Guang Satellite Technology
  • Dimensions:
    • Optical A: < 420 kilograms (kg)
    • Video 01/02: < 95 kg
    • Video 03: < 165 kg
    • Video 04/05/06/07/08: < 208 kg
    • GF02A/B: 220 kg
    • GF03A: < 40 kg
    • KF01A: 1,250 kg
    • GF03B-01/02/03/04/05/06, GF03C-01/02/03: 40 kg
    • GF03D Series: 43 kg

Orbit Characteristics
  • Altitude:
    • Optical A: 650 kilometers (km)
    • Video 01/02: 656 km
    • Video 03/04/05/06/07/08: 535 km
    • GF02A/B: 535 km
    • GF03A: 572 km
    • KF01A: 481 km
    • GF02D/F, GF03B-01/02/03/04/05/06, GF03C-01/02/03, GF03D Series, KF01B: 535 km
  • Period:
    • Optical A, Video 01/02: 97.7 minutes
    • Video 03/04/05/06/07/08: 95.4 minutes
    • GF02A/B: 95.3 minutes
    • GF03A: 96.1 minutes
    • KF01A: 94.3 minutes
  • Inclination:
    • Optical A: 98.04°
    • Video 01/02: 98°
    • Video 03/04/05/06/07/08: 97.54°
    • GF02A/B: 97.4°
    • GF03A: 45°
    • KF01A: 97.2°
  • Direction: sun-synchronous circular, north to south (across the lit side of Earth); 45° inclined circular orbit (GF03A only)
  • Equatorial Crossing Time:
    • Optical A, Video 01/02/03/07/08: 10:30 AM local time (approximate; across lit side of Earth)
    • Video 04/05/06: 12:00 PM local time (approximate; across lit side of Earth)
    • GF02A/GF02B/KF01A: 10:00 AM local time (approximate; across lit side of Earth)
  • Revisit Frequency: (per satellite)
    • < 45° off-nadir: 3.3 days, Optical/Video series; < 4 days, GF series; < 7 days, KF series
    • < 20° off-nadir: 9 days, Optical/Video series
    • Nighttime/video imagery only: ~ 7 to 9 days

Imaging System
  • Spectral Bands:
    • GF04A/GF02A/GF02B/GF03A/KF01A/KF01B/KF01C/Optical A, GF03B-01/02/03/04/05/06, GF03D Series: panchromatic & 4-band multispectral (red, green, blue, near-infrared [NIR])
    • GF03C-01/02/03, Video 01/02/03: 3-band color (red, green, blue)
    • Video 04/05/06/07/08: panchromatic & 5-band multispectral (red, green, blue, near-infrared [NIR], red edge); 3-band color (red, green, blue; video & nighttime imaging only)
  • Sensor Resolution: (at nadir)
    • Optical A – 72-cm panchromatic, 2.88-m multispectral
    • Video 01/02 – 1.13-m color (video imaging only)
    • Video 03 – 92-cm color (video & nighttime imaging only)
    • Video 04/05/06/07/08 – 92-cm panchromatic, 3.68-m multispectral; 92-cm color (video & nighttime imaging only)
    • GF03C-01/02/03 – 1.2-m color (video & nighttime imaging only)
    • GF02A/GF02B/GF02C/GF02D/KF01A, GF03D Series – 75-cm panchromatic, 3-m multispectral
    • KF01B/KF01C – 50-cm panchromatic, 2-m multispectral
    • GF03B-01/02/03/04/05/06 – 1-m panchromatic, 4-m multispectral
    • GF03A – 1.06-m panchromatic, 4.24-m multispectral
    • GF04A – 30-cm panchromatic, 1.2-m multispectral
  • Optical A Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 612 to 794
    • Blue – 457 to 526
    • Green – 540 to 595
    • Red – 628 to 688
    • NIR – 700 to 800
  • Video 01/02 Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • RGB Layer – 430 to 720
  • Video 03 Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Blue – 410 to 500
    • Green – 500 to 580
    • Red – 580 to 690
  • Video 04/05/06/07/08 Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 450 to 800
    • Blue – 450 to 510
    • Green – 510 to 580
    • Red – 630 to 690
    • Red edge – 705 to 745
    • NIR – 770 to 895
  • GF03C-01/02/03, Video 04/05/06/07/08 Nighttime & Video Mode Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Blue – 437 to 512
    • Green – 489 to 585
    • Red – 580 to 723
  • GF02A/GF02B/GF03A/KF01B/KF01C, GF03B-01/02/03/04/05/06 Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 450 to 800
    • Blue – 450 to 510
    • Green – 510 to 580
    • Red – 630 to 690
    • NIR – 770 to 895
  • GF02F/GF02D/KF01A Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 450 to 800
    • Blue – 450 to 510
    • Green – 510 to 580
    • Red – 630 to 690
    • NIR – 770 to 895
  • GF03D Series Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 450 to 700
    • Blue – 430 to 520
    • Green – 520 to 610
    • Red – 610 to 690
    • NIR – 770 to 895
  • Dynamic Range:
    • Optical A – 10-bits
    • Video 01/02/03 – 8-bits
    • Video 04/05/06/07/08 – 12-bits; 8-bits (video & nighttime imaging only)
    • GF02A/GF02B/GF03A/KF01A – 12 bits

Collection Capabilities
  • Collection Geometry: (at nadir)
    • Optical A: 11.6 km (width) x 11.6 km (length)
    • Video 01/02: 4.6 km × 3.4 km
    • Video 03: 11 km x 4.5 km
    • Video 04/05/06/07/08: 19 km wide x up to 420 km long (pushbroom, daytime imaging); 11 km × 4.5 km (video & nighttime imaging only)
    • GF02A/B: two cameras at slightly over 20 km, combined footprint width of 40 to 42 km; 2,100 km maximum length
    • GF03A: 18.5 km x up to 2,280 km
    • KF01A: 136 km x up to 4,200 km; full scene is divided into 23 km x 23 km sections upon data transfer
    • GF02D/F: 40 km wide
    • GF03C-01/02/03: 14.4 km (wide) x 6 km (long)
    • GF03B-01/02/03/04/05/06, GF03D Series: > 17 km wide
    • KF01B/KF01C: > 150 km wide
    • GF04A: 15 km wide
  • Daytime (Mono) Collection Capacity:
    • Optical A: 18,480 sq km per satellite per day
    • Video 04/05/06/07/08: 15,960 sq km per satellite per day
    • GF02A/B – 150,000 sq km per satellite per day
    • GF03A – 630,000 sq km per day
    • KF01A – 1,300,000 sq km per day
    • GF02D/F: 200,000 sq km per satellite per day
    • GF03B-01/02/03/04/05/06, GF03D Series: 50,000 sq km per satellite per day
    • KF01B: 1,200,000 sq km per satellite per day
  • Nighttime Collection Capacity:
    • Video 03: 627 sq km per satellite per day
    • Video 04/05/06/07/08: 1,083 sq km per satellite per day
    • GF03C-01/02/03: 1,000 sq km per day per satellite
  • Video Collection Capacity:
    • Video 03/04/05/06/07/08: nine 30-second videos per satellite per day
    • GF03C-01/02/03: 160 seconds per day per satellite
  • Georeferenced Horizontal Accuracy:
    • Optical/Video series: 200 m (CE90) without GCP (global average, dependent on terrain)
    • GF02A/GF02B/KF01A/KF01B/KF01C: 20m (CE90) without GCP (global average, dependent on terrain)
    • GF03A: 10m (CE90) without GCP (global average, dependent on terrain)
    • GF03C-01/02/03: 300 m (CE90) without GCP (global average, dependent on terrain)
    • GF03B-01/02/03/04/05/06, GF03D Series: 100 m (CE90) without GCP (global average, dependent on terrain)

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  • Data Source: archived daytime imagery

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