BackForward Satellite: GF-5-01A 

Satellite details
Acronym GF-5-01A
Full name Gao Fen - 5-01A
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Third unit of the GF-5 satellites.
  • Main missions: Atmospheric chemistry, including aerosol; and high-resolution land observation.
Mass at launch Dry mass
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Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 705 km
ECT 13:30 asc


Space agency CNSA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 08 Dec 2022 EOL ≥2030
Last update: 2023-07-10
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on GF-5-01A

Acronym Full name
AIUS Atmospheric Infrared Ultra-spectral spectrometer
DPC Directional Polarization Camera
EMI Environment Monitoring Instrument
GMI Greenhouse-gases Monitoring Instrument
AHSI Advanced Hyperspectral Imager
VIMS Visual and Infrared Multispectral Sensor
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