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Satellite Programme: Feng Yun 3 - Rainfall Measurement
Series of operational meteorological satellites in low-inclination orbit addressing precipitation observation. Feng-Yun means “Wind and Cloud”.
Chinese programme: CNSA responsible of the development of the space segment, CMA responsible of mission requirements definition, development of the ground segment and full system operation.
The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time of the satellites is 3 years.
The satellites provide frequent coverage of the inter-tropical and low-mid latitudes.
The replacement policy is based on launching satellites at 3-4 year intervals.
Detailed description not officially available.
2020 - 2028
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
Feng Yun 3 - Rainfall Measurement
(2020 - 2025)
(2023 - 2028)