02 September 2020
On 2 September, the National Satellite Ocean Application Service of the Ministry of Natural Resources confirmed that a marine observation test of the HY-1D ocean-monitoring satellite has been completed. The test provided synchronous observation data from the ground and space to check the satellite's payload performance and product authenticity. HY-1D was launched on 11 June. Together with the HY-1C satellite, launched in 2018, the HY-1D will form China's first civil-use satellite constellation to increase its global observation coverage and improve its monitoring of ocean color, water temperature, coastal resources and the environment. Once completed, the constellation will also offer support for industries such as meteorology, agriculture and water conservation, the Ministry said.
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