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China launches weather satellite

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Fri Nov 5, 2010 8:52 am via: RIA Novosti
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BEIJING – China has launched a new meteorological satellite, Xinhua reported.

The launch was made from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China’s Shanxi Province.

The launch center said the Fengyun-3 (FY-3) satellite is equipped with a dozen advanced detectors and is capable of carrying out a three-dimensional, all-weather, multi-spectrum quantitative detection to acquire data from the ground surface, the ocean and space.

China is to launch 12 satellites of the FY-3 series and six of the FY-4 series by 2020.

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