BackForward Satellite: HJ-1C 

Satellite details
Acronym HJ-1C
Full name Huan Jing 1C
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the HJ-1 programme.
  • Main mission: all-weather land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to disaster monitoring.
Mass at launch 890 kg Dry mass
Power 1100 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data distributed by CRESDA.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 502 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency CRESDACAST
Status Unclear
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 18 Nov 2012 EOL 2023
Last update: 2022-12-10
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on HJ-1C

Acronym Full name
SAR-S Synthetic Aperture Radar (S-band)
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
SAR-S active 3 GHz - 2.7 GHz 0 MHz - S-band SAR