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FY 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F

FY 4A [National Satellite Meteorological Center]

China's geostationary meteorological satellite program FY-4 (Feng Yun 4) is the second generation of chinese geostationary meteorological satellites. These satellites will replace the earlier FY-2 series.

FY-4 is a three-axis-stabilized spacecraft based on the SAST-5000 bus. Two satellites will be positioned at 86.5E and 105E. A third position at 123.5E is also under consideration.

Following instruments will be carried by the FY-4 series satellites:

  • GIIRS (Geostationary Interferometric Infrared Sounde)
  • LMI (Lightning Mapping Imager)
  • AGRI (Advanced Geostationary Radiation Imager)
  • SEMIP (Space Environment Monitoring Instrument Package)
  • DCS (Data Collection Service)
Nation: China
Type / Application: Meteorology
Operator: National Satellite Meteorological Centre
Contractors: SAST
Equipment: GIIRS, LMI, AGRI, SEMIP, DCS
Configuration: SAST-5000
Propulsion:
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 5300 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
FY 4A 2016-077A 10.12.2016 Xi LC-3 CZ-3B/G2
FY 4B - 2018 Xi or We
FY 4C - 2020 Xi or We
FY 4D - Xi or We
FY 4E - Xi or We
FY 4F - Xi or We

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