THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - HY-1A -
Full Name Ocean color satellite A Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NSOAS, CAST Launch Date 01 May 2002
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Jan 2004
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.8 deg
Orbit Altitude 850 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 7 days
Objectives and Applications Detecting ocean colour and sea surface temperature.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance CZI
Multi-purpose imagery (land) CZI
OceanOcean colour/biology CZI
Surface temperature (ocean) COCTS
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness CZI
Mission Instruments
COCTS - China Ocean Colour & Temperature Scanner
CZI - Coastal Zone Imager
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