BackForward Satellite: HY-2A 

Satellite details
Acronym HY-2A
Full name Hai Yang 2A
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the HY-2 programme.
  • Main mission: ocean observation.
Mass at launch 1500 kg Dry mass
Power
Data access link https://navigator.eumetsat.int/search?query=hy-2
Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 975 km
ECT 06:00 desc

 

Space agency NSOASCAST
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 15 Aug 2011 EOL ≥2019
Last update: 2018-12-28
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 HY-2A

Acronym Full name
ALT Radar Altimeter
DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
LRA Laser Retroreflector Array
MWI Microwave Radiometer
SCAT Scatterometer
Show instrument status and calibration
Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband 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
SCATTEROMETER active 13256 MHz 6000  kHz H or V D   SCAT
Altimeter active 5250 MHz N/R  kHz TBD D   ALT C-Band
Altimeter active 13580 MHz N/R  kHz TBD D   ALT Ku-Band
IMAGER passive 6600 MHz 350000  kHz H&V D   Scanning Microwave Radiometer Ch 1
IMAGER passive 10700 MHz 250000  kHz H&V D   Scanning Microwave Radiometer Ch 2
IMAGER passive 18700 MHz 250000  kHz H&V D   Scanning Microwave Radiometer Ch 3
IMAGER passive 23800 MHz 400000  kHz V D   Scanning Microwave Radiometer Ch 4
IMAGER passive 37000 MHz 1000000  kHz V D   Scanning Microwave Radiometer Ch 5