Gaofen 5 [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 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:
Gaofen 5 was launched in 2018. A second one, Gaofen 5-02, was launched in September 2021. Both were launched on CZ-4C.
A modified version, Gaofen 5-01A was launched in December 2022.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Equipment:||AHSI, VIMS, GMI, AIUS, EMI, DPCX (#5, #5-02)|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||677 km × 695 km, 98.12° (#5)|
|Gaofen 5 (GF 5)||2018-043A||08.05.2018||TY LC-9||CZ-4C|
|Gaofen 5-01A (GF 5-01A)||2022-079A||08.12.2022||TY LC-9||CZ-2D (2)|
|Gaofen 5-02 (GF 5-02)||2021-079A||07.09.2021||TY LC-9||CZ-4C|