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Gaofen 5-01A (GF 5-01A)

Gaofen 5-01A [SAST]

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS).

GF 5-01A is a modified version of the Gaofen 5 and 5-02 satellite configured with three types of payloads, including a 1500 km swath width Infared imager, a 2.5 nm spectral-resolution Visible-shortwave Infrared Hyperspectral Imager, and a differential absorption spectrometer for atmospheric trace gasses, with designed lifespan of 8 years. The satellite is based on the SAST-5000B bus.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Contractors: SAST
Configuration: SAST-5000B
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 8 years
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gaofen 5-01A (GF 5-01A) 2022-165A 08.12.2022 TY LC-9 CZ-2D (2)

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