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 carries 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 was launched in February 2018 on a CZ-2D (2) rocket from China's Jiuquan space center.
|Type / Application:||Science, Ionospheic, earth scienc|
|Operator:||CNSA, ASI, China Earthquake Administration (CEA)|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||489 km × 509 km, 97.34°|
|Zhangheng 1 (CSES 1)||2018-015C||02.02.2018||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)||with ŅuSat 4, ŅuSat 5, GOMX 4A, GOMX 4B, FengMaNiu 1, Shaonian Xing|