HY (satellite)

Summary

HaiYang (Chinese: 海洋; "ocean"), abbreviated HY, is a series of marine remote sensing satellites developed and operated by China since 2002. As of June 2020, six satellites were launched and two 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.

Launch of the HaiYang-2A satellite by a Long March 4B.
View at the soil of the HaiYang-2A spacecraft.
Artist's view of the deployed in space HaiYang-2A spacecraft.
Animation of HaiYang - Polar view, Earth is not shown
  HaiYang-1A ‹See Tfd› ·   HaiYang-1B ‹See Tfd› ·   HaiYang-1C ‹See Tfd› ·   HaiYang-1D ‹See Tfd› ·   HaiYang-2A ‹See Tfd› ·   HaiYang-2B ‹See Tfd›

Current and previous satellites

Launch date Satellites Vehicle Orbit In use Sensors
15 May 2002 HaiYang-1A Long March 4B SSO No COCTS (Chinese Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner), CZI (Coastal Zone Imager)
11 April 2007 HaiYang-1B Long March 2C SSO No COCTS (Chinese Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner), CZI (Coastal Zone Imager)
16 August 2011 HaiYang-2A Long March 4B SSO Yes MWRI (Microwave Radiometer Imager), RA (Radar Altimeter), Ku-RFSCAT (Ku-Band Rotational Fan-beam Scatterometer)
6 September 2018 HaiYang-1C Long March 2C SSO Yes Detection of chlorophyll, sediment concentrations and dissolved organic matter. Surface temperature measurements.[3]
25 October 2018 HaiYang-2B Long March 4B SSO Yes Monitor ocean color and water temperatures [4]
10 June 2020, 18:31 UTC [4] HaiYang-1D Long March 2C SSO Yes Monitor ocean color and water temperatures [4]

Data applications

  • Satellite Products, NSOAS[5]
  • AVISO+ programme, CNES[6]

See also

References

  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. ^ a b c "China launches ocean monitoring satellite". Spaceflight Now. 10 June 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  5. ^ HaiYang Satellite Products
  6. ^ AVISO+ current missions HY-2

External links

  • Haiyang satellite programme (in Chinese)