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Haiyang 1



The 360 kg Haiyang 1 (meaning Marine 1) carries an Ocean Imager in several visible and infrared bands to study ocean temperature, chlorophyll concentration, sedimentation, and ecology. The analysis will involve auxilliary data from buoys, marine planes and coastal observation stations. It was launched along with Fengyun 1D by a Long March 4B rocket from Taiyuan Launch Center on 15 May 2002 at 01:50 UT. (There are three operational launch centers in China:Jiuquan in Gansu province in the northwest, Taiyuan in Shanxi province in the north, and Xichang in Sichuan province in the southwest.)

Alternate Names

  • 27430
  • Haiyang1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-05-15
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4B
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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