BackForward Satellite: HY-1C 

Satellite details
Acronym HY-1C
Full name Hai Yang 1C
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the HY-1 programme.
  • Main mission: ocean observation.
  • The ocean color scanner has a wider swath, extended to 2900 km; the coastal scanner has an improved resolution of 50 m and there are two new instruments - an ultraviolet imager and a calibration spectrometer, for corrections and intercalibration.
Mass at launch 442 kg Dry mass 429 kg
Power 510 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 785 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency NSOASCAST
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 07 Sep 2018 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2020-06-11
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 HY-1C

Acronym Full name
COCTS China Ocean Colour & Temperature Scanner
CZI Coastal Zone Imager
UVI HY Ultraviolet Imaging and calibration sensor
AIS Automated Identification System
SCS Satellite Calibration Spectrometer
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