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The 1st Launch of the Year: Three Jilin-1 Satellites Successfully Launched

At 11:14 on January 15, 2023, Beijing time, six satellites Huashui No.1, Wofman No.1, Haihe No.1, Jilin-1 GF03D34, Jilin-1 MF02A03, and Jilin-1 MF02A04 were successfully launched into space aboard a Long March 2D carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China. The satellites entered the predetermined orbit smoothly, and the launch mission was a complete success.

Among these six satellites, The Jilin-1 GF03D34, Jilin-1 MF02A03, and Jilin-1 MF02A04 satellites were developed by HEAD's strategic partner Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd. The Jilin-1 GF03D34 satellite is an achievement of the company's implementation of the concept of mass production. This satellite adopts the integrated design of the load platform, which has the characteristics of low cost, low power consumption, low weight, and high index. Jilin-1 MF02A03 and Jilin-1 MF02A04 are flexible satellite-carrying platforms. This series of satellites can perform flexible single-unit conversion according to the integration requirements of different loads. It has high integration, strong carry capacity is lightweight, and is low-cost.

The new three Jilin-1 satellites will be added to HEAD’s satellite portfolio providing remote sensing data and product services to global customers for sectors like Agriculture, Forestry, Meteorology, Oceanography, environmental protection, urban construction, and scientific experiments.


HEAD Aerospace is a one-stop-shop service provider with integrated access from multiple Earth observation satellite constellations to complex turnkey geospatial solutions. A global network of 140+ partners accesses HEAD’s centralized geodata hub of satellite imagery collected from more than 90 in-orbit satellites with image resolutions ranging from 0.3m to 1m, tri-stereo imaging, true-color night imaging, hyperspectral, video from space, C-Band, X-band, and L-Band SAR. Distinguished satellite attributes allow end-users to develop diversified applications. We offer early morning tasking, the first to observe the world, night-time imaging, country coverage in a single image, and near real-time monitoring with a direct receiving station. In addition to the Earth observation and geospatial business, HEAD operates its own Space-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) constellation with eight on-orbit satellites as part of the 48 satellites constellation plan in 2023.

HEAD, based in Beijing, China, has subsidiaries in France and the Netherlands, and representatives on each continent, speaking either native or fluent Arabic, Afrikaans, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Kazakh, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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