THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - FY-3D -
Full Name FY-3D Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies NSMC-CMA, NRSCC Launch Date 15 Nov 2017
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Dec 2022
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.753 deg
Orbit Altitude 830 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 14:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology and environmental monitoring; data collection and redistribution.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields ASI, GNOS, HIRAS, MWHS-2, MWRI, MWTS-2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MWRI
Cloud particle properties and profile MWRI
Liquid water and precipitation rate MWRI
Ozone ASI, MWHS-2
Trace gases (excluding ozone) GAS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields ASI, GNOS, HIRAS, MWHS-2, MWRI, MWTS-2
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements WAI
LandSoil moisture MWRI
Vegetation MERSI-2
Surface temperature (land) MWRI
OceanOcean colour/biology MERSI-2
Ocean surface winds MWRI
Surface temperature (ocean) MWRI
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth MWRI
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness MWRI
Mission Instruments
ASI - Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
GAS - Greenhouse gases Absorption Spectrometer
GNOS - GNSS Radio Occultation Sounder
HIRAS - Hyperspectral Infrared Atmospheric Sounder
MERSI-2 - Improved Medium Resolution Spectral Imager
MWHS-2 - Improved MicroWave Humidity Sounder
MWRI - Micro-Wave Radiation Imager
MWTS-2 - Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder-2
SES - Space Environment Suite, improved SEM
WAI - Wide-field Auroral Imager
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