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: Atmospheric chemistry, including aerosol.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 708 km
ECT 13:30 desc


Space agency CNSA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Launch scheduled for April 2018.
Launch Apr 2018 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2018-01-18
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on GF-5

Acronym Full name
AIUS Atmospheric Infrared Ultra-Spectral
DPC Directional Polarization Camera
EMI Environment Monitoring Instrument
GMI Geenhouse-gases Monitoring Instrument
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