BackForward Satellite: FY-4B 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-4B
Full name Feng-Yun - 4B
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the FY-4 programme.
  • Mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to space weather.
Mass at launch 5300 kg Dry mass
Power 3200 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution data by HRIT and CMACast.
  • Availability of selected information by LRIT.
  • Meteorological warnings (WAIB) sharing the LRIT link.
  • Availability of DCP messages by land lines.
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 105° E


Space agency CMANRSCC
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • The quoted geostationary position is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
  • Launch scheduled for 27 May 2021.
Launch May 2021 EOL ≥2028
Last update: 2021-05-14
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-4B

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection Service
GIIRS Geostationary Interferometric Infrared Sounder
AGRI Advanced Geostationary Radiation Imager
SEP/HEPS Space Environment Package / High Energetic Particles Sensor
SXEUV Solar X-EUV imaging telescope
SEP-fields Space Environment Package - fields
GFI Geosynchronous Fast-scan Imager
MEPS Medium Energy Particles Sensor
LEPS Low Energy Particles Sensor
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Satellite Field of View

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