Wed May 19, 2021 04:03 UTC
400th Chinese orbital flight.
Haiyang 2D (Chinese: "Ocean"), abbreviated HY-2D, is a marine remote sensing satellite series planned by China. The spacecraft is three-axis stabilized using the CAST968 satellite platform. The spacecraft is being developed by the DFH (Dongfanghong Satellite Corporation Ltd.), a spin-off company of CASC (China Aerospace Science &Technology Corporation), Beijing, China.
The spacecraft has a pointing precision of < 0.1º in pitch, roll and yaw and a pointing knowledge of < 0.05º. The HY-2C spacecraft will be operated by NSOAS (National Satellite Ocean Application Service) for a nominal lifetime of 3 years.