HY-2C (Haiyang-2C) is a Chinese oceanographic satellite developed by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). It was launched in 2020 with the primary aim of monitoring and studying the oceans, including their topography, temperature, and salinity levels. The satellite is equipped with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system that provides high-resolution images and measurements of the ocean`s surface, making it possible to track changes in sea level, waves, and currents. Additionally, HY-2C also supports research in areas such as climate change, disaster warning, and marine environment monitoring. The satellite plays a critical role in advancing China`s capabilities in oceanography and space technology.

Launch date2020-09-21
EOL date>2025

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