Zhangheng 1 [CAST]
Zhangheng 1 or CSES (China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite) is a Chinese research satellite for the observation of Ionospheric precursors of earthquakes. The mission is conducted by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) with the China Earthquake Administration and China National Space Administration in cooperation with the Italian Space Agency (ASI).
Zhangheng 1 is to measure the electromagnetic situation of earthquakes above 6 magnitude in China and quakes above 7 magnitude all over the world. It is based on the CAST2000 platform developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). The launch mass is 730 kg.
It will carry a range of instruments to detect and measure high-energy particles, plasma, and electric and magnetic fields.
Data collected by the mission will also allow studying solar-terrestrial interactions and phenomena including Coronal Mass Ejections and solar flares.
It will be launched in August 2017 on a CZ-2D (2) rocket from China's Jiuquan space center.
|Type / Application:||Science, Ionospheic, earth scienc|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||500 km × 500 km, 98°|
|Zhangheng 1 (CSES 1)||-||2017||Jq SLS-2||CZ-2D (2)||with Fengmaniu 1, Shaonian Xing|