BackForward Satellite: FY-3C 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-3C
Full name Feng-Yun 3C
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the FY-3 series.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to ocean and ice monitoring, climate monitoring and space weather.
  • Significant contribution to atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 2300 kg Dry mass 2250 kg
Power 2500 W
Data access link http://satellite.nsmc.org.cn/PortalSite/Default.aspx
Data access information
  • Real-time availability of ERM-1, IRAS, MERSI-1, MWHS-1, MWRI, MWTS-1, SBUS, SEM, SIM-1, TOU and VIRR by MTP. Note: FY-3C uses Left Hand Circular Polarisation (LHCP)
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by AHRPT
  • Global data available via CMA portal
  • Selected global data available under bilateral arrangements
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 836 km
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Space agency CMANRSCC
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Operational service suspended on 31 May 2015 for anomaly investigation. Recovered from 30 July onwards.
Launch 23 Sep 2013 EOL ≥2018
Last update: 2017-07-14
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-3C

Acronym Full name
ERM-1 Earth Radiation Measurement - 1
GNOS GNSS Radio Occultation Sounder
IRAS Infra Red Atmospheric Sounder
MERSI-1 Medium Resolution Spectral Imager -1
MWHS-2 Micro-Wave Humidity Sounder -2
MWRI Micro-Wave Radiation Imager
MWTS-2 Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder - 2
SBUS Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Sounder
TOU Total Ozone Unit
VIRR Visible and Infra-Red Radiometer
SIM-1 Solar Irradiance Monitor - 1
SEM/HEPD Space Environment Monitor - High Energy Particle Detector
SEM/IMS Space Environment Monitor - Ionosphere Measurement Sensor
Show instrument status and calibration
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
DPT S-E 8175 MHz 300MG1W 300000  kHz LHCP D 225000  kbps Stored data
MPT S-E 7780 MHz 60M0G1W 60000  kHz LHCP D 45000  kbps Full-resolution MERSI data
AHRPT S-E 1701.4 MHz 6M80G1W 6800  kHz RHCP D 4200  kbps Other instrument data
SOUNDER passive 89000 MHz 1500000  kHz V A   MWHS-2 channel 1
SOUNDER passive 113750 - 123750 MHz 2000000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 2 (118.75 ± 5.0 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 115750 - 121750 MHz 1000000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 3 (118.75 ± 3.0 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 116250 - 121250 MHz 200000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 4 (118.75 ± 2.5 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 117650 - 119850 MHz 200000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 5 (118.75 ±1.1 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 117950 - 119550 MHz 200000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 6 (118.75 ± 0.8 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 118450 - 119050 MHz 165000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 7 (118.75 ± 0.3 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 118550 - 118950 MHz 100000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 8 (118.75 ± 0.2 GHZ)
SOUNDER passive 118670 - 118830 MHz 20000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 9 (118.75 ± 0.08 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 142500 - 157500 MHz 1500000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 10
SOUNDER passive 176000 - 190000 MHz 2000000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 11 (183 ±7 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 178500 - 187500 MHz 2000000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 12 (183 ± 4.5 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 180000 - 186000 MHz 1000000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 13 (183 ± 3 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 181200 - 184800 MHz 700000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 14 (183 ± 1.8 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 182500 - 183500 MHz 500000  kHz H A   MWHS-2 channel 15 (183 ± 1 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 50300 MHz 180000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 1
SOUNDER passive 51760 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 2
SOUNDER passive 52800 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 3
SOUNDER passive 53596 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 4
SOUNDER passive 54400 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 5
SOUNDER passive 54940 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 6
SOUNDER passive 55500 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 7
SOUNDER passive 57090 - 57490 MHz 330000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 8 (Fo = 57.290 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 57073 - 57507 MHz 78000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 9 (Fo ± 0.217 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56920 - 57660 MHz 78000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 10 (Fo ± 0.322 ±0.048 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56946 - 57634 MHz 16000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 11 (Fo ± 0.322 ±0.022 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56958 - 57622 MHz 8000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 12 (Fo ± 0.322 ±0.010 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56963.5 - 57616.5 MHz 3000  kHz H&V A   MWTS-2 Channel 13 (Fo ± 0.322 ±0.0045 GHz)
IMAGER passive 10650 MHz 180000  kHz H&V A   MWRI Channel 1
IMAGER passive 18700 MHz 200000  kHz H&V A   MWRI Channel 2
IMAGER passive 23800 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   MWRI Channel 3
IMAGER passive 36500 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   MWRI Channel 4
IMAGER passive 89000 MHz 3000000  kHz H&V A   MWRI Channel 5