Launch Date: May 8, 2018 Launch Window: TBA Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C Launch
|May 8, 2018
|Long March 4C
|Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
A Chinese Long March 4C will deliver the Gaofen-5 multi-instrumented remote sensing satellite to orbit to join China’s primary civilian Earth-observation constellation that comprises a variety of differently-instrumented satellite in different orbits to collect a vast data set of land, ocean, and atmospheric parameters. Gaofen-5, based on the SAST-5000B satellite platform, sets out on an eight-year mission to collect hyper-spectral imaging data, detect greenhouse gas emissions, conduct high-resolution spectrometry for atmospheric trace gases and test out a directional polarization cameras for application in remote sensing.