BackForward Satellite: HY-3A 

Satellite details
Acronym HY-3A
Full name Hai Yang 3A
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the HY-3 programme.
  • Main mission: all-weather ocean observation by SAR
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude TBD
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency NSOASCAST
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2023 EOL ≥2029
Last update: 2022-12-10
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on HY-3A

Acronym Full name
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
W-SAR active 10 GHz - 9.5 GHz 0 MHz - X-band SAR