BackForward Satellite: HJ-1B 

Satellite details
Acronym HJ-1B
Full name Huan Jing 1B
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the HJ-1 programme, actually co-launched with HJ-1A.
  • 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 CASTCRESDA
Status Unclear
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 06 Sep 2008 EOL ≥2018
Last update: 2017-12-28
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-1B

Acronym Full name
WVC Wide View CCD camera
IRMSS Infrared Multispectral Scanner
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