THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - FY-3F -
Full Name FY-3F Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite Status Planned
Mission Agencies NSMC-CMA, NRSCC Launch Date 2021
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 2026
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
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, MVIRS, MWHS-2, MWRI, MWTS-2
Atmospheric Winds MVIRS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MVIRS, MWRI
Cloud particle properties and profile MWRI
Liquid water and precipitation rate MVIRS, 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 SES
LandAlbedo and reflectance MVIRS
Soil moisture MVIRS, MWRI
Vegetation MERSI-2, MVIRS
Surface temperature (land) MVIRS, MWRI
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MVIRS
OceanOcean colour/biology MERSI-2
Ocean surface winds MWRI
Surface temperature (ocean) MVIRS, MWRI
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth MVIRS, 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
MVIRS - Moderate Resolution Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectroradiometer
MWHS-2 - Improved MicroWave Humidity Sounder
MWRI - Micro-Wave Radiation Imager
MWTS-2 - Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder-2
SES - Space Environment Suite, improved SEM
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