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CMA releases the first set of images captured by FY-3E satellite

Source:China Meteorological News Press03-09-2021

On September 2, the images of Fengyun-3E meteorological satellite (hereafter referred to as FY-3E satellite) is released for the first time, which is about the sun from the perspective of the satellite.

The released images include solar EUV images, animation images for multiple days, X-ray images, ultraviolet-short wave infrared band refined spectral irradiance images.

FY-3E satellite was lifted off on July 5, 2021. It is the first early morning orbit meteorological satellite for civil use in the world.

Since July 9, 2021, 10 instruments onboard FY-3E satellite including MERSI-LL, MWTS-III, MWHS-II, GNOS-II, WindRAD, XEUVI, SIM-II, SSIM, Tri-IPM and SEM-II have been activated in succession.The in-orbit testing was kicked off on July 23. The satellite will be put into service after testing at the end of 2021.

Solar X-ray Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (X-EUVI) is the first space solar telescope of China. The observing data is expected to be applied in monitoring coronal activities and forecasting the changes of geospatial electromagnetic field, which will be used for services of aviation, telecommunication navigation, power grid, and so on.

Solar Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SSIM) can monitor subtle changes of incoming energy to the earth from the sun. The instrument bears vital significance to precisely monitor energy changes of earth climate system.

Monitoring solar activity and capturing solar burst can provide key science-based data for more accurate space weather prediction.

EUV image captured by FY-3E satellite

EUV animation of the sun captured by FY-3E satellite

X-ray image captured by FY-3E satellite

Refined structure of solar captured by FY-3E satellite

Images credits to National Satellite Meteorological Center

Editor: Liu Shuqiao