China News Service, Beijing, September 21 (Guo Chaokai, Duan Xun, Li Chen) At 13:40 on September 21, Beijing time, China used the Long March 4 Yiyao 41 carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center to successfully deploy the Ocean 2 The C satellite was launched into space, the satellite entered the scheduled orbit smoothly, and the mission was a complete success.

Ocean II C star transition.

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  Ocean-2C is the second operational satellite in the series of China’s national civil space infrastructure marine power satellites.

After the satellite is in orbit, it mainly realizes high-precision and 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 to receive, store and forward buoy measurement data in offshore China and other waters.

  Ocean II C satellite will operate in conjunction with Ocean II B satellite launched in October 2018 and subsequent oblique orbit satellites to form the China Ocean 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.

Group photo of the development team.

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  The China National Space Administration is responsible for the organization and implementation of the Ocean-2 C satellite project. The Ministry of Natural Resources of China 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.

The China Academy of Space Technology and Shanghai Aerospace Technology Research Institute affiliated to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation are responsible for the development of satellite systems and launch vehicle systems; the China Satellite Launch and Control System Department is responsible for the launch site and the organization and implementation of the measurement and control system.

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