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Fengyun 3A



Fengyun 3A sometimes listed as FY 3A, is a Chinese (PRC) weather satellite that was launched by a Long March 4C rocket from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC) in Shanxi province at 03:02 UT on 27 May 2008. The triaxially-stabilized 4.4 m x 2.0 m x 2.0 m, 2.2 tonne, 1.1 kW craft carries weather probes in visible, infrared, and microwave bands for global mapping, as well as for managing the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

In addition, Fengyun 3A carries, an ozone mapper/profiler, a radiation budget monitor, and a space environment probe to monitor energetic particle fluxes.

Alternate Names

  • 32958
  • FY 3A
  • Fengyun3A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-05-27
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Space Physics
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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