The first imagery from FY-4A, the first of China’s second-generation geostationary meteorological satellites, was released on 27 February.
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.
For more information on FY-4A and additional images, please visit http://www.cma.gov.cn/en2014/20150311/20170224/201702/t20170228_396432.html