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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 IVISSR (FY-2)
Cloud particle properties and profile IVISSR (FY-2)
Liquid water and precipitation rate IVISSR (FY-2)
Radiation budget IVISSR (FY-2)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields IVISSR (FY-2)
LandAlbedo and reflectance IVISSR (FY-2)
Vegetation IVISSR (FY-2)
Surface temperature (land) IVISSR (FY-2)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) IVISSR (FY-2)
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) IVISSR (FY-2)
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) IVISSR (FY-2)
Mission Instruments
IVISSR (FY-2) - Improved Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (5 channels)
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