Experts consulted on China’s third generation polar-orbiting meteorological satellites

19-11-2019Source:China Meteorological News Press

From November 11 to 14,the sixth Session of International Strategic Consultative Committee on Chinese Meteorological Satellite Programmes was held in Haikou, Hainan. Veteran experts from Chinese and foreign meteorological satellite fields have carried out consultation on the third generation polar orbiting meteorological satellite, Fengyun-5 satellite development plan.

Dr. Zhang Wenjian, Assistant Secretary General of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and 12 experts of International Strategic Consultative Committee on Chinese Meteorological Satellite Programmes like Tillmann Mohr, Chair of the committee, as well as experts from National Satellite Meteorological Center (NSMC) and Hainan University attended this event.

FY meteorological satellites have played a noticeable role in establishing international user emergency support mechanism, and conducting multi-level scientific personnel exchanges. It is projected that by 2040, users will have surging demand for meteorological satellites; the depth and width of meteorological satellite application will be conspicuously enhanced, with a higher demand of the resolution, data quality, and stability of satellite observation.




Experts have engaged in in-depth discussions over concept, design and layout of FY-5 satellite, and raised strategic consultative suggestions as to verification approach and payload deployment plan of satellite design.




Dr. Yu Xinwen expressed that under the framework of Vision for WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) in 2040, the design and development of China’s future polar orbiting meteorological satellites will advance the deeper integration of FY satellites into the global family of earth observation satellites, form joint constellation with next generation observing satellites of the United States and Europe, to provide strong support for global monitoring, forecasting and services. CMA will further draw on strategic consultative suggestions, push forward FY-5 satellites to play a bigger role in serving socio-economic development, and make China’s contribution to the international community and Belt and Road construction in particular.

Author: Wang Fu, Lv Jingtian, Fu Xiaohong

Editor: Liu Shuqiao