The first imagery from China’s next-generation weather satellite was released

The first imagery from FY-4A, the first of China’s second-generation geostationary meteorological satellites, was released on 27 February.

FY-4A - Full Disk Image

FY-4A – Full Disk Image

FY-4A was launched on December 2016 and has nearly three-times more spectral channels than the earlier generation of FY-2 satellites.

The Chinese second-generation satellite will support forecasts and warnings, numerical weather prediction, wildfire and space weather monitoring. It is expected that a wide range of uses and societal benefits will be provided, including greater support to disaster management.

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