On February 18, the conclusion meeting on the in-orbiting test of “Feng Yun-3 C Satellite” was held in Beijing. This marked the test has been completely finished. The result was that the function of this satellite system was stable and sound. All the performances and indexes have reached the requirement which were even better than A and B satellites.
On September 23, 2013, Feng Yun-3 C Satellite was successfully launched in Taiyuan of Shanxi Province. On October 21, it entered into the in-orbiting stage. Yu Rucong, Deputy Administrator of China Meteorological Administration and leader of the testing team said “The successful test marks China’s second generation of polar-orbiting meteorological satellite has changed from experiment and application to operation and service. In next stage, we should strengthen the in-orbiting operation and management so as to play its effectiveness of the application.”
This is the first service applied satellite of China’s new generation of polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. It has promoted the time resolution of China’s global observation from twelve hours to six hours and the space resolution to 250m.
It is reported that after the in-orbiting test, the C Satellite will be applied into service use before the main flood season of this year.
Editor Kong Yan