HaiYang

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HaiYang (Chinese: 海洋; "ocean"), abbreviated HY, is a series of marine remote sensing satellites developed and operated by China since 2002. As of October 2018, five satellites were launched and four more are planned.[1][2] The HaiYang series is operated by NSOAS (National Satellite Ocean Application Service), a subordinate agency of the State Oceanic Administration.

HY-2A Launching Time
Alternate view of the HY-2A spacecraft
Artist's view of the deployed HY-2A spacecraft

Current and previous satellites[edit]

Launch date Satellites Vehicle Orbit In use Sensors
2002-05-15 HY-1A CZ-4B SSO No COCTS (Chinese Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner), CZI (Coastal Zone Imager)
2007-04-11 HY-1B CZ-2C SSO Yes COCTS (Chinese Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner), CZI (Coastal Zone Imager)
2011-08-16 HY-2A CZ-4B SSO Yes MWRI (Microwave Radiometer Imager), RA (Radar Altimeter), Ku-RFSCAT (Ku-Band Rotational Fan-beam Scatterometer)
2018-09-06 HY-1C CZ-2C SSO Yes Detection of chlorophyll, sediment concentrations and dissolved organic matter. Surface temperature measurements.[3]
2018-10-25 HY-2B CZ-4B Yes

Data applications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "HY 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "HY 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ IANS (7 September 2018). "China launches new marine satellite HY-1C on Long March-2C rocket". Financial Express. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  4. ^ HaiYang Satellite Products
  5. ^ AVISO+ current missions HY-2

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