Radar Altimetry Tutorial and Toolbox > 7. Missions > 7.2 Current missions > 7.2.3 HaiYang-2
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HY-2 (HaiYang means ‘ocean’ in chinese) is a marine remote sensing satellite series planned by China (HY-2A, then HY-2B (2012), HY-2C (2015), HY-2D (2019)).
HY-2 belongs to a series of ocean-oriented satellites :
The objective of HY-2 is monitor the dynamic ocean environnement with microwave sensors to detect sea surface wind field, sea surface height and sea surface temperature. It will include an altimeter dual-frequency in Ku and C-bands, a scatterometre and a microwave imager.
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