BackForward Satellite: FY-3F 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-3F
Full name Feng-Yun 3F
Satellite Description
  • 6th flight unit of the FY-3 series.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to ocean and ice monitoring, climate monitoring, atmospheric chemistry and space weather.
Mass at launch 2300 kg Dry mass 2250 kg
Power 2500 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Real-time availability of┬áHIRAS, ERM-2, GNOS, MERSI-2, MWHS-2, MWTS-2, OMS (limb+nadir), SES (IPM+SEM+WAI), SIM-2 and WindRAD by MTP.
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by AHRPT.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 836 km
ECT 10:00 desc


Space agency CMANRSCC
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2023 EOL ≥2028
Last update: 2020-09-09
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-3F

Acronym Full name
MERSI-2 Medium Resolution Spectral Imager -2
MWHS-2 Micro-Wave Humidity Sounder -2
SWS/IPM Space Weather Suite / Ionospheric PhotoMeter
SWS/WAI Space Weather Suite / Wide-field Auroral Imager
GAS Greenhouse-gases Absorption Spectrometer
MWRI Micro-Wave Radiation Imager
MWTS-3 Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder - 3
HIRAS-2 Hyperspectral Infrared Atmospheric Sounder - 2
SWS/SEM/MFD Space Weather Suite / Space Environment Monitor / Magnetic Field Detector
GNOS-2 GNSS Radio Occultation Sounder - 2
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
MWRI passive 10650 MHz 180000  kHz H&V A   Window channel
MWRI passive 18700 MHz 200000  kHz H&V A   Window channel
MWRI passive 23800 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   Water vapour channel
MWRI passive 36500 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   Window channel
MWRI passive 89000 MHz 3000000  kHz H&V A   Window channel
MWTS-3 passive 23800 MHz 270000  kHz H or V A   Water vapour channel
MWTS-3 passive 31400 MHz 180000  kHz H or V A   Window channel
MWTS-3 passive 50210 - 57455 MHz N/R  kHz H or V A   Oxygen band, 13 channels
MWHS-2 passive 89000 MHz 1500000  kHz V A   Window channel
MWHS-2 passive 112750 - 124750 MHz N/R  kHz H A   Oxygen band, 8 channels
MWHS-2 passive 150000 MHz 1500000  kHz V A   Weak water vapour channel
MWHS-2 passive 175310 - 191310 MHz N/R  kHz H A   Water vapour band, 5 channels