china successfully launched Ocean II C satellite

china used the Long March 4 Yiyao 41 carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center to successfully launch the Ocean 2 C satellite into the air. The satellite successfully entered the scheduled orbit, and the mission was a complete success.

china successfully launched Ocean II C satellite. Image credit: CNSA

Ocean-2C is the second operational satellite in the marine power satellite series of the national civil space infrastructure. After the satellite is in orbit, it mainly realizes high-precision, high-resolution real-time observation of sea surface height, effective wave height, and sea surface wind field, and has the ability to identify ships and receive, store and forward buoy measurement data in my country's offshore and other sea areas. Ocean II C satellite will operate in conjunction with Ocean II B satellite launched in October 2018 and subsequent oblique orbit satellites to form china's marine dynamic environment monitoring network, which can complete 80% of the world’s sea surface wind fields within 6 hours monitor. Compared with Ocean-2A and Ocean-2B, the satellite operates in a 66-degree inclined orbit, which enhances the ability to quickly revisit the sea surface wind field.

The National Space Administration is responsible for the organization and implementation of the Ocean II C satellite project. The Ministry of Natural Resources is the lead user department. The National Satellite Ocean Application Center under the Ministry of Natural Resources is responsible for the construction and operation of ground systems and application systems; China Space, a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation The Research Institute of Technology and the Shanghai Institute of Aerospace Technology are responsible for the development of satellite systems and launch vehicle systems; the China Satellite Launch and Measurement and Control System Department is responsible for the organization and implementation of the launch site and the measurement and control system.

This mission is the 347th launch of the Long March series of carrier rockets.

Source: CNSA