China: Fengyun Weather Satellite successfully launched

Northern China seen from Space.

In late September, China's Long March 4C launch vehicle has launched the Fengyun 3C meteorological satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

SpaceFlight101 reported: "The Fengyun 3C (=Wind & Clouds) satellite is the third in China's second-generation of operational low-orbiting meteorological satellites built by the Shanghai Academy of Space Technology. The FY-3 platform is three-axis stabilized with precise pointing capability.

FY-3 satellites carry a single sun-tracking solar array and feature a satellite bus capable of carrying a number of payloads to provide global all-weather Earth observations in multiple spectral bands. The satellites also support three dimensional imaging."

Publishing Date: 

08/10/2013
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