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Fengyun 2C

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2004-042A

Description

Fengyun 2C is a Chinese (PRC) geostationary weather satellite that was launched by a Long March 3A rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province at "09:30 AM" (probably 01:30 UT) on 19 Ocober 2004. The 1.38 tonne satellite carries imagers in visible and infra-red bands to monitor droplet sizes on cloud tops, ocean temperature, dust storms and forest fires over one-third of the global surface, after parking over 105 deg-E longitude

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-10-19
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3A
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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