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Dong Fang Hong 53

Also called Haiyang 1 or HY-1


Designation 27430 / 02024A
Launch date 15 May 2002
Country of origin China
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 793/799 km
Inclination 98.8°
Period 102 min
Launch vehicle Long March 4B #64

Operated by the National Marine Satellite Application Center.

It is an experimental marine service satellite equipped with a 10-band sea watercolor scanner (OCTS) and a four-band CCD imaging device (250 m resolution). It can observe seas and oceans at different levels and monitor changes in marine environment.

End of life

Out of service Mar 2004

External resources

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Technical data


Prime contractor CAST
Platform CAST968B (The bus is an evolution of Shijian 5)
Mass at launch 368 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 1.2 x 1.1 x 1.1 m
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime 2 years

Possible frequencies:
2272.92-2274.12 MHz (downlink)
2093.03-2094.03 MHz (uplink)
8231-8281 MHz
8349.4-8399.4 MHz

Transmits only over the ground stations in China

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