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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - FY-1C -
Full Name FY-1C Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NRSCC, NSMC-CMA Launch Date 10 May 1999
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 10 May 2001
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 102.3 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.85 deg
Orbit Altitude 863 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 8:50 Repeat Cycle 10.61 days
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, Environmental monitoring.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols MVISR (10 channels)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MVISR (10 channels)
Radiation budget MVISR (10 channels)
LandAlbedo and reflectance MVISR (10 channels)
Vegetation MVISR (10 channels)
Surface temperature (land) MVISR (10 channels)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MVISR (10 channels)
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) MVISR (10 channels)
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) MVISR (10 channels)
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth MVISR (10 channels)
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness MVISR (10 channels)
Mission Instruments
MVISR (10 channels) - Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (10 channels)
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