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Fengyun 2D

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2006-053A

Description

Fengyun 2D is Chinese (PRC) geostationary weather satellite that was launched by a Long March 3A rocket at 16:53 UT on 08 December 2006. The 1.4 tonne craft will provide images of cloud conditions, typhoons and storms every half an hour, and data to infer sea temperatures and winds after parking over 86.5° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29640
  • Fengyun2D

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-12-08
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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