BackForward Satellite: HY-2C 

Satellite details
Acronym HY-2C
Full name Hai Yang 2C
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the HY-2 programme.
  • Main mission: ocean observation.
Mass at launch 1500 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 1336 km
Inclination 66 °


Space agency NSOASCAST
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 Sep 2020 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2024-05-02
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-2C

Acronym Full name
ALT Radar Altimeter
DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
LRA Laser Retroreflector Array
CMR Calibration Microwave Radiometer
HSCAT HY Scatterometer
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Frequencies for satellite management
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Emission designator Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
DORIS E-S 401.25 MHz 23K0G1D 23 kHz RHCP D   Precise positioning by DORIS
DORIS E-S 2036.25 MHz 95K0G1D 95 kHz RHCP D   Precise positioning by DORIS
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
ALT active 5 GHz - 5.25 GHz 0 MHz - C-band radar altimeter
ALT active 14 GHz - 13.58 GHz 0 MHz - Ku-band radar altimeter
SCAT active 13 GHz - 13.256 GHz 0 MHz - Ku-band scatterometer