Fengyun-4A and the ground application system are officially put into operation - China Meteorological Administration

Fengyun-4A and the ground application system are officially put into operation - China Meteorological Administration

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4 May 2018

On May 1, Fengyun-4A, the first spacecraft of Chinese next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite and its ground system, were officially put into operation.

FY-4A is the first quantitative remote sensing satellite with a three-axis stabilization structure on geostationary orbit for China. Four new instruments are onboard, namely, Advanced Geosynchronous Radiation Imager (AGRI), Geosynchronous Interferometric Infrared Sounder (GIIRS), Lightning Mapping Imager (LMI) and Space Environment Package (SEP).

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