BackForward Satellite: FY-3E 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-3E
Full name Feng-Yun 3E
Satellite Description
  • 5th flight unit of the FY-3 series.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to ocean and ice monitoring, climate monitoring, atmospheric chemistry and space weather.
Mass at launch 2300 kg Dry mass 2250 kg
Power 2500 W
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Data access information
  • Real-time availability of HIRAS, ERM-2, GNOS, MERSI-2, MWHS-2, MWTS-2, OMS (limb+nadir), SES (IPM+SEM+WAI), SIM-2 and WindRAD by MTP.
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by AHRPT.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 836 km
ECT 05:40 desc


Space agency CMANRSCC
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 04 Jul 2021 EOL ≥2027
Last update: 2022-06-01
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on FY-3E

Acronym Full name
MWHS-2 Micro-Wave Humidity Sounder -2
SIM-2 Solar Irradiance Monitor - 2
WindRAD Wind Radar
SWS/SEM/HEPD Space Weather Suite / Space Environment Monitor / High Energy Particle Detector
SWS/SEM/IMS Space Weather Suite / Space Environment Monitor / Ionosphere Measurement Sensor
SWS/Tri-IPM Space Weather Suite - Triple-angle Ionospheric PhotoMeter
XEUVI Solar X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Imager
MWTS-3 Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder - 3
HIRAS-2 Hyperspectral Infrared Atmospheric Sounder - 2
MERSI-LL Medium Resolution Spectral Imager - Low-Light
SSIM Solar Spectral Irradiance Monitor
SWS/SEM/FGM Space Weather Suite / Space Environment Monitor / Flux Gate Magnetometer
GNOS-2 GNSS Radio Occultation Sounder - 2
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
MWTS-2 passive 50 GHz - 57.455 GHz 0 MHz H or V Oxygen band, 13 channels
MWHS-2 passive 89 GHz 1500 MHz V Window channel
MWHS-2 passive 113 GHz - 124.75 GHz 0 MHz H Oxygen band, 8 channels
MWHS-2 passive 150 GHz 1500 MHz V Weak water vapour channel
MWHS-2 passive 175 GHz - 191.31 GHz 0 MHz H Water vapour band, 5 channels
WindRad active 5 GHz - 5.3 GHz 0 MHz - C-band scatterometer
WindRad active 13 GHz - 13.265 GHz 0 MHz - Ku-band scatterometer