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HAIYANG 2A

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HAIYANG 2A is classified as:


NORAD ID: 37781
Int'l Code: 2011-043A
Perigee: 974.1 km
Apogee: 977.0 km
Inclination: 99.3 °
Period: 104.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 7346 km
RCS: 5.2193 m2 (large)
Launch date: August 15, 2011
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Taiyaun Space Center, China (TSC)

HAIYANG 2A is a Chinese ocean observation satellite. China says Haiyang 2A will aid the supervision and survey of the maritime environment, helping prevent potential disasters at sea and contributing to marine weather forecasts. The satellite features upgrades over two earlier ocean observing craft launched by China in 2002 and 2007. Haiyang 2A will study dynamic ocean environments such as sea surface winds, wave height and water temperatures. Its instruments include a microwave sensor, a radiometer and an altimeter.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 37781U 11043A   18018.10503634 -.00028845  00000-0 -28450-1 0  9994
2 37781  99.3265  30.7430 0001968 113.2933 246.8333 13.78713302323591
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC