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Fengyun 2E

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2008-066A

Description

Fengyun 2E, sometimes listed as Fengyun 2-06, was launched aboard a Long March 3A rocket 23 December 2008 at 00:54 UT from the Xichang launch center in southwestern China's Sichuan province. The 1,390 kg satellite will serve a role in weather forecasting for China and neighboring countries and in disaster reduction. The new geostationary meteorological satellite will replace Fengyun 2C (2004-042A), which is stationed along the equator at 105° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 33463
  • Fengyun 2-06
  • Fengyun2E

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-12-23
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3A
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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