China successfully launched a new ocean observation satellite on September 21. A Long March-4B rocket carrying the HY-2C satellite lifted off at 13:40 Beijing Time from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The HY-2C satellite is named after “Haiyang” – the Chinese word for ocean.
It is the country’s third marine observation satellite, and the second space-borne infrastructure satellite designed to provide ocean monitoring services. The HY-2C satellite and the Long March-4B carrier rocket were developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.