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Fengyun 3C



Operated by the CMA (China Meteorological Administration) and NSMC (National Satellite Meteorological Center), the FY-3 series represents the second generation of Chinese polar-orbiting meteorological satellites and are cooperative program between CMA and CNSA (China National Space Administration). The FY-3 series provides global air temperature, humidity profiles, and meteorological parameters such as cloud and surface radiation required in producing weather forecasts, especially in making medium numerical forecasting.

Alternate Names

  • 39260
  • FY-3
  • Fengyun3C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-09-23
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 2200 kg

Funding Agency

  • Chinese Meteorological Administration (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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