Hai Yang 3
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 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.
2021 - 2033
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned