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FY-3C
Satellite details
Data circulation:
DPT (Delayed Picture Transmission) to acquire the on-board stored global data.
MPT (Medium-resolution Picture Transmission), for X-band real-time broadcasting of MERSI observational data.
HRPT (High Resolution Picture Transmission) for L-band real-time broadcasting; full information of all instruments but MERSI.
Acronym:  FY-3C
Full name:  Feng-Yun-3C
Mass at launch:  750kg
Dry mass:   2250 kg
Power:   2500 W

Satellite Description
   3rd flight unit of the FY-3 series.
   Main mission: operational meteorology.
   Substantial contribution to ocean and ice monitoring, climate monitoring.
  Significant contribution to atmospheric chemistry and space weather.
Orbit Sun-synchronous orbit
Altitude 836 km
ECT 10:00 desc

Operator CMA
Status Commissioning
Details on Status    Operation disrupted and suspended on 2015-05-31.
   Operation partially restored from 2015-07-30 with 6 instruments switch on to make observation again.
Launch 2013-09-23
End of life ≥2018
Last update 2015-07-30

Satellite Payload
Acronym Full name
ERM-1 Earth Radiation Measurement - 1
GNOS GNSS Radio Occultation Sounder
IRAS Infra Red Atmospheric Sounder
MERSI-1 Medium Resolution Spectral Imager -1
MWHS-2 Micro-Wave Humidity Sounder -2
MWRI Micro-Wave Radiation Imager
MWTS-2 Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder - 2
SBUS Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Sounder
SEM Space Environment Monitor
SIM-2 Solar Irradiance Monitor - 2
TOU Total Ozone Unit
VIRR Visible and Infra-Red Radiometer
SES/IPM SES / Ionospheric PhotoMeter
SES/WAI SES / Wide-field Auroral Imager
SES/SEM SES / SEM (FY-3C)