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Gaofen-5-02

Long March 4C

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Gaofen-5-02

Type: Earth Science

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:

* Advanced Hyperspectral Imager (AHSI)
* Visual and Infrared Multispectral Sensor (VIMS)
* Greenhouse-gases Monitoring Instrument (GMI)
* Atmospheric Infrared Ultraspectral (AIUS)
* Environment Monitoring Instrument (EMI)
* Directional Polarization Camera (DPC)

Mission patch for Gaofen-5-02

Location

Launch Complex 9

Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China

113 rockets have launched from Taiyuan, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 4C – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 4

The Long March 4C was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on . Long March 4C has 43 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 45 launches. The Long March 4C, also known as the Chang Zheng 4C, CZ-4C and LM-4C, previously designated Long March 4B-II, is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. It is launched from the Jiuquan, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre and Xichangs, and consists of 3 stages. Long March 4C vehicles have been used to launch the Yaogan-1, Yaogan-3 SAR satellites and the Fengyun-3A polar orbiting meteorological satellite. On December 15, 2009 a Long March 4C was used to launch Yaogan 8.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March

Country: CHN

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.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

This should be a successful launch knowing the CASTC team.