THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - FY-2C -
Full Name FY-2C Geostationary Meteorological Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NSMC-CMA, NRSCC Launch Date 19 Oct 2004
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 25 Nov 2008
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude -105 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology and environmental monitoring Data collection and redistribution.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature VISSR-2
Cloud particle properties and profile VISSR-2
Liquid water and precipitation rate VISSR-2
Radiation budget VISSR-2
Atmospheric Temperature Fields VISSR-2
LandAlbedo and reflectance VISSR-2
Vegetation VISSR-2
Surface temperature (land) VISSR-2
Multi-purpose imagery (land) VISSR-2
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) VISSR-2
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) VISSR-2
Mission Instruments
VISSR-2 - Stretched Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer-2
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