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Huan Jing 1C



The Huan Jing yihao C weixing (HJ-1C) is the first radar satellite in China's environment and disaster monitor constellation, operating with the HJ-1A and 1B optical satellites.

Together with the 890 kg HJ-1C satellite, the CZ-2C rocket deployed two small payloads: 'xin jishu yanzheng weixing' (New technology demonstration satellite), Xinyan-1 for short, and 'fengniao shiyan zaihe' (Hummingbird experimental payload), Fengniao-1 or FN-1 for short. FN-1 consists of the 130 kg FN-1A and the 30 kg FN-1B, which will later separate for formation flying experiments.

Alternate Names

  • 38997
  • HuanJing1C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-11-18
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2C
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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