BackForward Satellite: FY-2A 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-2A
Full name Feng-Yun - 2A
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the FY-2 series.
  • Mission: operational meteorology.
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 1200 kg Dry mass 593 kg
Power 280 W
Data access link http://nsmc.cma.gov.cn/NewSite/NSMC_EN/Channels/100028.html?reg=LAN&pas=CLC&col=COL&t=24
Data access information
  • Real-time availability of all data at the CDAS.
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution S-VISSR images.
  • Availability of image segments of S-VISSR in analog form by WEFAX.
  • Availability of DCP messages by ground lines.
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 105° E

 

Space agency CMANRSCC
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • The quoted EOL refers to the S-VISSR regular operations. Afterwards, the instrument worked for short periods.
  • The satellites was finally retired in April 2000.
Launch 10 Jun 1997 EOL 08 Apr 1998
Last update: 2015-07-28
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on FY-2A

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection Service
SEM Space Environment Monitor
S-VISSR Stretched Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite Field of View

Estimate of the satellite's footprint, assuming a zenith angle of 75 °
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
CDAS S-E 1681.6 MHz 20M0G1D 20000  kHz linear D 14000  kbps Raw data
S-VISSR E-S 2047.5 MHz 2M00G1D 2000  kHz linear D 660  kbps High-resolution data
S-VISSR S-E 1687.5 MHz 2M00G1D 2000  kHz linear D 660  kbps High-resolution data
WEFAX E-S 2051 MHz 260KFXD 260  kHz linear A 1.7  kHz Selected data
WEFAX S-E 1691 MHz 260KFXD 260  kHz linear A 1.7  kHz Selected data
S-FAX E-S 2059.5 MHz 26K0FXD 26  kHz linear A   Information
S-FAX S-E 1699.5 MHz 26K0FXD 26  kHz linear A   Information
DCP E-S 401.1 - 401.4 MHz 3  kHz RHCP D 0.100  kbps Regional DCP reports
DCP E-S 402 - 402.1 MHz 3  kHz RHCP D 0.100  kbps International DCP reports
Ranging E-S 2050.5 MHz 1M00G2W 1000  kHz linear D 500  kbps Primary station
Ranging S-E 1690.5 MHz 1M00G2W 1000  kHz linear D 500  kbps Primary station
Ranging E-S 2046.5 MHz 1M00G2W 1000  kHz linear D 500  kbps Secondary station
Ranging S-E 1686.5 MHz 1M00G2W 1000  kHz linear D 500  kbps Secondary station
Ranging E-S 2044.5 MHz 1M00G2W 1000  kHz linear D 500  kbps Backup station
Ranging S-E 1684.5 MHz 1M00G2W 1000  kHz linear D 500  kbps Backup station
TC E-S 2056.5 - 2057.5 MHz 70K0FXD 70  kHz linear D   Telecommands