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Full Name FY-3A Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NSMC-CMA, NRSCC Launch Date 27 May 2008
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 01 Mar 2018
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 32958 (TLE)
International Designator 2008-026A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.753 deg
Orbit Altitude 830 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:10 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology and environmental monitoring; data collection and redistribution.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields IRAS, MWHS-1, MWRI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature IRAS, MWRI, VIRR
Cloud particle properties and profile MWRI
Liquid water and precipitation rate MWRI
Ozone IRAS, TOU/SBUS
Radiation budget ERM-1, IRAS, SIM
Trace gases (excluding ozone) IRAS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields IRAS, MWRI, MWTS-1
LandAlbedo and reflectance VIRR
Soil moisture MWRI
Vegetation MERSI
Surface temperature (land) IRAS, MWRI, MWTS-1, VIRR
Multi-purpose imagery (land) VIRR
OceanOcean colour/biology MERSI
Ocean surface winds MWRI
Surface temperature (ocean) IRAS, MWRI, VIRR
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth MWRI
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness MWRI
Mission Instruments
ERM-1 - Earth Radiation Measurement
IRAS - InfraRed Atmospheric Sounder
MERSI - Medium Resolution Spectral Imager
MWHS-1 - Micro-Wave Humidity Sounder
MWRI - Micro-Wave Radiation Imager
MWTS-1 - Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder
SEM - Space Environment Monitor
SIM - Solar Irradiation Monitor
TOU/SBUS - Total Ozone Unit & Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Sounder
VIRR - Multispectral Visible and Infra-red Scan Radiometer (10 channels)
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 75 )
FY-3A ERBM radiation flux on atmospheric top and cloud amount in scanning field of view Level 2 Prod ...
FY-3A IRAS AIP L1 Dataset
FY-3A IRAS L1 Dataset
FY-3A IRAS OLR L1 Dataset
FY-3A L1 Atmospheric Temperature Profile Data of FY-3A MicroWave Temperature Sounder
FY-3A L1 Data of FY-3A MicroWave Temperature Sounder
FY-3A MERSI CLOUD MASK Level 2 Product
FY-3A MERSI Daily Ocean Aerosol Level 2 Product
FY-3A MERSI Daily Ocean Color Level 2 Product
FY-3A MERSI Geographic Longitude/Latitude Projected Area Dataset Level 2

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 76 results)
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: water vapour feedback; A long-term UTH data record will be used in a wide rang ...
FY-3A ERBM radiation flux on atmospheric top and cloud amount in scanning field of view Level 2 Prod ...
FY-3A IRAS AIP L1 Dataset
FY-3A IRAS L1 Dataset
FY-3A IRAS OLR L1 Dataset
FY-3A L1 Atmospheric Temperature Profile Data of FY-3A MicroWave Temperature Sounder
FY-3A L1 Data of FY-3A MicroWave Temperature Sounder
FY-3A MERSI CLOUD MASK Level 2 Product
FY-3A MERSI Daily Ocean Aerosol Level 2 Product
FY-3A MERSI Daily Ocean Color Level 2 Product

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