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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - HJ-1A -
Full Name Huan Jing-1A Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies CRESDA, CAST Launch Date 06 Sep 2008
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2016
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.9 deg
Orbit Altitude 649 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 31 days
Objectives and Applications Disaster and environment monitoring and forecasting. Small satellite constellation.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature HSI (HJ-1A)
Radiation budget HSI (HJ-1A)
LandAlbedo and reflectance CCD (HJ), HSI (HJ-1A)
Vegetation HSI (HJ-1A)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) CCD (HJ), HSI (HJ-1A)
OceanOcean colour/biology HSI (HJ-1A)
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) HSI (HJ-1A)
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth HSI (HJ-1A)
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness HSI (HJ-1A)
Mission Instruments
CCD (HJ) - CCD camera
HSI (HJ-1A) - Hyper Spectrum Imager
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