On the 1155 morning 16TH November 2023 Thursday Hours Hong- Kong SAR – Beijing time CNSA –China National Space Administration , China, People’s Republic of China. Successfully launched the Yonggan 33 Remote Sensing satellite with the Chang Zheng- Long March 2C Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Inner Mongolia, China, People’s Republic of China, and then successfully launched a new generation of ocean water color observation satellite into the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was completed successfully.
【congratulate! 亚洲水色Observation Satellite Successfully Launched ]
At 11:55 on November 16, my country successfully launched a new generation of ocean satellite at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center using a launch vehicle composed of the Long March 2C basic stage and the Yuanzheng 1S upper stage. Water color observation satellite Haiyang-301. The satellite’s indicators have reached the advanced level of international water color remote sensing satellites, can meet the main business needs of my country’s marine environment monitoring, and can serve major national strategic needs such as ecological civilization construction, smart ocean engineering construction, and the “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
At 11:55 on November 16, my country successfully launched the new generation ocean water color observation satellite Haiyang-301 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center using a launch vehicle composed of the Long March-2C basic stage and the Yuanzheng-1S upper stage. The satellite’s indicators have reached the advanced level of international water color remote sensing satellites, can meet the main business needs of my country’s marine environment monitoring, and can serve major national strategic needs such as ecological civilization construction, smart ocean engineering construction, and the “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
The long-distance propylene rocket currently has two states: the basic type and the Yuanzheng-1S upper stage configuration.
In view of the heavy weight and high orbit of the satellite, this mission uses the Long March 2C/Yuanzheng 1S configuration rocket, which has the capability of launching multiple satellites with one rocket and deploying constellations. This is the sixth launch of this configuration of rocket. This rocket optimizes a number of technologies, effectively improving the accuracy of the debris landing point and the accuracy of the entire flight time.
The new generation of ocean water color observation satellites are scientific research satellites in the national civil space infrastructure. The satellite is equipped with payloads such as an ocean water color and water temperature scanner, a medium-resolution programmable imaging spectrometer, and a coastal zone imager. It can improve the spatial resolution and spectral resolution of my country’s ocean water color observations, expand the detection spectral band, and achieve rapid coverage of global ocean water color observations. , improve the application level of my country’s ocean remote sensing satellites, and operate in orbit with the Haiyang-1 C/D satellite to promote the sustainable development of my country’s ocean water color remote sensing business. Compared with the previous generation of Haiyang-1 satellites, Haiyang-3-01 has achieved leaps and bounds in terms of ocean water color product types, product quality, and detection capabilities. The satellite has a design life of 8 years and can carry out high-precision, multi-spectral, and long-term sequence observations of global ocean waters to meet applications in natural resources, ecological environment, transportation, meteorology and other industries, help protect the marine environment, and safeguard my country’s maritime rights and interests.
The National Space Administration is responsible for the organization and management of the new generation ocean water color observation satellite project, the organization and coordination of major matters, and the approval of launch licenses; the Ministry of Natural Resources is the lead user department, and the main user departments include the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Ministry of Transport, the China Meteorological Administration, etc., responsible for their respective Application system construction and operation; the National Satellite Ocean Application Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources is responsible for the construction and operation of ground systems; China Academy of Space Technology of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology are responsible for the overall development of satellite systems and launch vehicle systems respectively.
This mission is the 497th launch of the Long March series of launch vehicles.
Visuals are from their respectives also from CNSA- China National Space Administration