On May 26, State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense held a ceremony in Beijing to hand over polar-orbiting meteorological satellite FY-3B to China Meteorological Administration (CMA). For the first time, China has realized dual polar-orbiting satellites’ monitoring. The global observation frequency has enhanced from 12 hours to 6 hours.
The FY-3B meteorological satellite was launched on November 5, 2010. FY-3 is a series of the second generation polar-orbiting meteorological satellites of China which provide global, 3-dimentional, quantitative and multi-spectral remote sensing data under all weather conditions, to meet new and higher requirements in modern meteorological operations, especially in numerical weather predictions.>> More