China launches the FY-2 08 meteorological satellite successfully

China launches the FY-2 08 meteorological satellite successfully

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13 January 2015

China successfully launched meteorological satellite Fengyun-2 08 at 9:02 a.m. on December 31, 2014, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province. FY-2 08 satellite is named as FY-2G after entering into the scheduled orbit and then operates in orbit together with FY-2D, FY-2E and FY-2F. The satellite will collect meteorological, maritime and hydrological data and transmit information that will be used for weather forecasting and environment monitoring.

Yang Jun, the director of National Satellite Meteorological Center introduces that FY-2G will be used for double-star observation with FY-2F, and then takes the place the satellite FY-2D and FY-2E. 

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