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Launch Date: June 10, 2018 Launch Window: TBA Launch Vehicle: Long March 3A Launch Operator: CALT Launch Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center Payload: Fengyun-2H (1,380 kg) Satellite Type: Meteorology A Chinese Long March 3A rocket, stripped of the characteristic boosters
|Launch Date:||June 10, 2018|
|Launch Vehicle:||Long March 3A|
|Launch Site:||Xichang Satellite Launch Center|
|Payload:||Fengyun-2H (1,380 kg)|
A Chinese Long March 3A rocket, stripped of the characteristic boosters of the often-launched CZ-3B, will lift the country’s Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit. This will be the last in China’s first-generation of geostationary weather satellites as the country’s Fengyun-4 next-generation GEO weather satellite series began deployment in 2016, switching from the antiquated spin-stabilized satellites to three-axis stabilized, multi-instrumented satellites.
Fengyun (Chinese for ‘Winds and Clouds’) is China’s Meteorological Satellite Program, consisting of at least one operational satellite in Geostationary Orbit and several satellites in polar orbits, creating a satellite constellation to monitor the Chinese and surrounding territory and deliver timely data relevant for weather forecasting and nowcasting.
🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Long March 3A
🛰 Payload Overview: Fengyun-2 Overview