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Gaofen-5-01A

Long March 2D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Gaofen-5-01A

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $30,000,000

Gaofen-5-01A is a hyperspectral Earth observation satellite. Instruments include a 1500 km swath width Infared imager, a 2.5nm spectral-resolution visible-near infrared hyperspectral imager & a differential absorption spectrometer for measuring atmospheric trace gas.

Location


Launch Complex 9

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Complex 9 has witnessed the launch of 71 rockets, including 71 orbital launch attempts, while Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 124 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 9

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 2D

The Long March 2D, also known as the Chang Zheng 2D, CZ-2D and LM-2D, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is a 2-stage carrier rocket mainly used for launching LEO and SSO satellites.

Long March 2D

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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