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Satellite details
Acronym HY-2L
Full name HY-2L Chinese-French Oceanography Satellite - follow-on
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Second flight unit of the CFOSAT programme incorporated into the HY-2 programme
  • Main mission: sea-surface wind, altimetry and waves.
Mass at launch 650 kg Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the CNES and CNSA mission centres.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 500 km
ECT 07:00 desc


Space agency NSOASCAST
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2025 EOL ≥2028
Last update: 2023-11-15
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-2L

Acronym Full name
CSCAT CFOSAT Scatterometer
SWIM Surface Waves Investigation and Monitoring instrument.
Show instrument status and calibration
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
SWIM active 14 GHz - 13.575 GHz 0 MHz - Ku-band radar altimeter
SCAT active 13 GHz - 13.256 GHz 0 MHz - Ku-band scatterometer