Zhangheng 1 [CAST]
CFOSAT (Chinese-French Oceanography Satellite) is a joint Chinese and French oceanography mission with the goal to monitor the ocean surface winds and waves and to provide information on related ocean and atmospheric science and applications. The mission is conducted by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the French CNES.
It is based on the CAST2000 platform developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). The launch mass is about 600 kg.
CFOSAT will carry two radar instruments, whose data will be downlinked to French and Chinese receiving stations:
It will be launched in 2018 on a CZ-2D (2) rocket from China's Jiuquan space center.
|Type / Application:||Earth Science|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||520 km × 520 km, 98°|
|CFOSAT||-||2018||Jq SLS-2||CZ-2D (2)|