THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - FY-3H -
Full Name FY-3H Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite Status Planned
Mission Agencies NSMC-CMA, NRSCC Launch Date 2021
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 2028
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology and environmental monitoring; data collection and redistribution.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields ASI, GNOS, IMWAS, MIRAS, MVIRS, MWHS-2
Atmospheric Winds MVIRS, WindRAD
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MVIRS
Liquid water and precipitation rate MVIRS
Ozone ASI, MWHS-2
Radiation budget ERM-2, SIM-2
Atmospheric Temperature Fields ASI, GNOS, IMWAS, MIRAS, MWHS-2
LandAlbedo and reflectance MVIRS
Soil moisture MVIRS
Vegetation MERSI-2, MVIRS
Surface temperature (land) MVIRS
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MVIRS
OceanOcean colour/biology MERSI-2
Ocean surface winds WindRAD
Surface temperature (ocean) MVIRS
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth MVIRS
Mission Instruments
ASI - Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
ERM-2 - Improved Earth Radiation Measurement
GNOS - GNSS Occultation Sounder
IMWAS - Improved MicroWave Atmospheric Sounder
MERSI-2 - Improved Medium Resolution Spectral Imager
MIRAS - Multichannel Infrared Atmospheric Sounder
MVIRS - Moderate Resolution Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectroradiometer
MWHS-2 - Improved MicroWave Humidity Sounder
MWTS-2 - Improved Microwave Temperature Sounder
OMS - Ozone Monitoring Suite
SIM-2 - Solar Irradiation Monitor-2
WindRAD - Wind Radar
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