Launch Date: November 14, 2017 Launch Window: ~18:40 UTC Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C Launch Operator: CALT Launch Site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center Payload: Fengyun-3D (FY-3D) Satellite Type: Meteorology Secondary Payload: Head-1 A Chinese Long March 4C will deliver the Fengyun-3D weather satellite into
|Launch Date:||November 14, 2017|
|Launch Window:||~18:40 UTC|
|Launch Vehicle:||Long March 4C|
|Launch Site:||Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center|
A Chinese Long March 4C will deliver the Fengyun-3D weather satellite into a Sun Synchronous Orbit to support China’s numerical weather forecasting capabilities as well as climate science. Fengyun-3 is the second generation of Chinese polar orbiting meteorological satellites, introduced in 2008 with the launch of FY-3A. Weighing in at 2,200 Kilograms, the FY-3 satellites host a total of 12 instruments to capture multi-spectral imagery, collect atmospheric soundings, capture mircowave and infrared emissions, measure space radiation and collect ozone measurements. FY-3D is intended as reinforcement and replacement for the three FY-3-class satellites launch to date, the latest reaching orbit in 2013.