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China’s “Fengyun-4B” weather satellite

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China’s “Fengyun-4B” weather satellite

China’s “Fengyun-4B” weather satellite

Recently, with its 16th orbital launch of 2021, China has successfully launched “Fengyun-4B” weather satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit.

The Fengyun-4B satellite weighs 5,400 kg. It will be mainly used for ‘Weather Analysis and Forecasting and Environment and Disaster Monitoring’ etc.

Key points

  • This satellite will provide accuracy in high-frequency monitoring of China’s atmosphere and the ability to observe many small scale and short duration weather activities.
  • Its tenure will be of seven years and it will revolve in geostationary orbit at an altitude of 35,786 km above the Earth for 7
  • Earlier ‘Fengyun-4A’was launched at the end of the year The life of ‘Fengyun-4B’ will be more than five years from this satellite.
  • This satellite is manufactured by ‘Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology’ (SAST) and ‘China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology’ (CALT).
  • Both ‘SAST’ and ‘CALT’ are subsidiaries of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
  • The ‘Fengyun-4’ series of meteorological satellites is a new generation of geostationary weather satellites.

Source: The Hindu

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