BackForward Satellite Programme: Hai Yang 3 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of 3 satellites for ocean observation, complementary of the HY-2 series to provide SAR observation.
  • Chinese programme: CAST responsible of development, NSOAS of operations.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 8 years.
  • The satellite exploits the dawn-dusk sunsynchronous orbit around 6:00.
  • The launching policy is tuned to achieve a 3-sats constellation to be deployed by 2019.
  • Detailed description not yet available.
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and transmitted to receiving stations in Beijing and SanYa .
  • Real-time transmission to X-band stations in Beijing, Hangzhou, SanYa and Mudanjiang.
  • All data concentrated to the NSOAS centre in Beijing for processing, analysis and distribution.
Programme lifetime 2024 - 2033
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned