picture of the encyclopedia
previous next
Version 0.81 comes with a new web design! Please allow popups for navigation.

Zhang Heng 1

Also called CSES 1 (China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite), Zhangheng 1


Designation 43194 / 18015C
Launch date 2 Feb 2018
Country of origin China
Mission Observation of ionosphere
Perigee/Apogee 493/516 km
Inclination 97.3°
Period 94.6 min
Launch vehicle Long March 2D #248

China's first space-based platform for earthquake monitoring (above 6 magnitude in China and 7 magnitude elsewhere) through ionosphere observation.
The satellite has enabled China to obtain a global geomagnetic map and an ionospheric map.

The satellite is designed and manufactured by China Academy Space Technology (CAST).

sat-index articles

n2yo.com tracking

Technical data


Prime contractor CAST
Platform CAST 2000
Mass at launch 730 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime 5 years

© TBS Internet, all rights reserved. All reproduction, copy or mirroring prohibited. Legal notice
francais anglais contact