Fengyun-4 - China’s new weather satellite

Q.  China has launched a new weather satellite on 10th Dec 2016. What is it called?
- Published on 12 Dec 16

a. Fengyun-4
b. Shengyun-4
c. Tengyun-4
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Fengyun-4
Fengyun-4 - China’s new weather satelliteChina has launched new weather satellite Fengyun-4 marking an upgrade of its meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit.

The Fengyun-4 satellite is the first of China's second-generation weather satellites in geostationary orbit to have been launched.

It is also the country's first quantitative remote-sensing satellite in highest orbit.

Launched Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Dec 10, 2016, it was taken into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, state run Xinhua news agency.

About Fengyun-4
  • One of China’s 15 weather satellites.
  • 242nd mission of Long March series of rockets.
  • For high time, spatial and spectral resolution observations of the atmosphere, clouds and space environment of China and surrounding regions.
  • Aims at significantly improving capabilities of weather and climate forecasts.
  • The China Meteorological Administration is the primary user of the satellite.

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