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Gaofen 5 (GF 5)

Gaofen 5 []

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites.

GF 5 is configured with six types of payloads, including visible and short-wave infra hyper-spectral camera, spectral imager, greenhouse gas detector, atmospheric environment infrared detector at very high spectral resolution, differential absorption spectrometer for atmospheric trace gas, and multi-angle polarization detector, with designed lifespan of 8 years. The satellite is based on the SAST-5000B bus.

The instruments are:

  • Advanced Hyperspectral Imager (AHSI)
  • Visual and Infrared Multispectral Sensor (VIMS)
  • Greenhouse-gases Monitoring Instrument (GMI)
  • Atmospheric Infrared Ultraspectral (AIUS)
  • Environment Monitoring Instrument (EMI)
  • Directional Polarization Camera (DPC)

Gaofen 5 will be launched in 2018.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator:
Contractors: SAST
Equipment: AHSI, VIMS, GMI, AIUS, EMI, DPCX
Configuration: SAST-5000B
Propulsion:
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 8 years
Mass:
Orbit: 705 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 5 (GF 5) - 2018 TY LC-9 CZ-4C ?