BackForward Satellite: GF-5 

Satellite details
Acronym GF-5
Full name Gao Fen - 5
Satellite Description
  • 5th flight unit of the GF programme.
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation and disaster monitoring.
  • Substantial contribution to atmospheric chemistry.
  • Instrument description not yet available.  It should include 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.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 700 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency CNSA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Launch scheduled for September 2017.
Launch Sep 2017 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2017-08-29
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

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