Full Name Gaofen-5 Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies CNSA Launch Date 08 May 2018
Mission Links EOL Date May 2026
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 43461 (TLE)
International Designator 2018-043A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.805 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 708 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications High-definition Earth Observation System for detecting greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N20, O3), atmospheric infrared, atmospheric trace gases and multi-angle polarization.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAerosols DPC
Atmospheric Humidity Fields DPC
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature DPC
Cloud particle properties and profile DPC
Ozone AIUS
Trace gases (excluding ozone) AIUS, EMI, GMI
Mission Instruments
AIUS - Atmospheric Infrared Ultraspectral
DPC - Directional Polarization Camera
EMI - Environment Monitoring Instrument
GMI - Greenhouse-gases Monitoring Instrument
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