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Haiyang 1D



The Haiyang 1D satellite carries five instrument payloads.

The satellite will observe ocean color, a measurement that helps scientists track pollution and natural ocean constituents such as chlorophyll. Haiyang 1D will also measure sea surface temperatures, image coastal waters, and detect identification signals from ships. The measurements will be used by weather forecasters, farming operations, and water conservation, transportation and environmental protection authorities, according to China’s government-run Xinhua news agency.

Alternate Names

  • 45721
  • Haiyang1D

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2020-06-10
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2C
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Chinese Research Institute of Space Technology (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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