BackForward Satellite: HJ-1A 

Satellite details
Acronym HJ-1A
Full name Huan Jing 1A
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the HJ-1 programme, actually co-launched with HJ-1B.
  • Main mission: land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to disaster monitoring.
Mass at launch 470 kg Dry mass
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data distributed by CRESDA.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 650 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency CRESDACAST
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 06 Sep 2008 EOL 2018
Last update: 2019-12-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on HJ-1A

Acronym Full name
HSI Hyper-Spectral Imager
WVC Wide View CCD camera
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