BackForward Satellite: FY-3G 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-3G
Full name Feng Yun 3G
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the FY-3RM programme, previously named FY-3RM-1
  • Main mission: continuity of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM).
  • Substantial contribution to climatology.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude
Inclination 50 °


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-3G

Acronym Full name
Rainradar Rainradar
MERSI-2 Medium Resolution Spectral Imager -2
MWRI Micro-Wave Radiation Imager
GNOS-2 GNSS Radio Occultation Sounder - 2
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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
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
Rainradar active 13600 - 13600 MHz N/R  kHz - A   Ku-band precipitation radar
Rainradar active 35550 - 35550 MHz N/R  kHz - A   Ka-band precipitation radar