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Full Name FY-3B Polar-orbiting Meteorological Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NSMC-CMA, NRSCC Launch Date 05 Nov 2010
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 01 Jun 2020
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 37214 (TLE)
International Designator 2010-059A
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. (Experimental pre-cursor to FY-3C).
Mission Measurements
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
Radiation budget ERM-1, IRAS, SIM
Trace gases (excluding ozone) IRAS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields IRAS, MWRI, MWTS-1
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SEM
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 6 )
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ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): COMBINED product, Version 06.1
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): Experimental Break-Adjusted COMBINE ...
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE Product, Version 05.3
ESA Soil Moisture Climate Change Initiative (Soil_Moisture_cci): PASSIVE product, Version 06.1
MEaSUREs Global Record of Daily Landscape Freeze/Thaw Status V004

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