TECMS (Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Monitoring Satellite) or Guomang is an Earth observation satellite of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration of the People's Republic of China for the documentation of carbon sinks on the mainland, especially the forests.
The satellite, which weighs around 500 kg and has a planned service life of 4 years, is powered by two fold-out solar cell wings, each with two modules. It has four payloads:
The satellite was launched into Sun-synchronous orbit on 4 August 2022 by a CZ-4B launch vehicle from the Taiyuan Cosmodrome.
|Type / Application:||Earth Science|
|Operator:||CRESDA, State Forestry and Grassland Administration of the People's Republic of China|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||517 km SSO|
|TECMS (Guomang)||2022-090A||04.08.2022||TY LC-9||CZ-4B||with Minhang Shaonian, HEAD 2G|