Full Name FY-3 Rainfall Mission 1
aka FY-3G
Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies NSMC-CMA Launch Date 16 Apr 2023
Mission Links EOL Date Dec 2028
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 56232 (TLE)
International Designator 2023-055A
Orbit Type Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Rainfall measurement.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields GNOS, MWRI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MWRI
Cloud particle properties and profile MWRI, PR
Liquid water and precipitation rate MWRI, PR
Atmospheric Temperature Fields GNOS, MWRI
LandSoil moisture MWRI
Vegetation MERSI-S
Surface temperature (land) MWRI
OceanOcean colour/biology MERSI-S
Ocean surface winds MWRI
Surface temperature (ocean) MWRI
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth MWRI
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness MWRI
Mission Instruments
GNOS - GNSS Radio Occultation Sounder
MERSI-S - Improved Medium Resolution Spectral Imager - Simplified
MWRI - Micro-Wave Radiation Imager
PR - Precipitation Radar
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