BackForward Satellite: FY-3F 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-3F
Full name Feng-Yun 3F
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 6th 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
Data access link
Data access information
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by MPT.
  • All instrument data available by DPT.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 836 km
ECT 10:00 desc


Space agency CMANRSCC
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 03 Aug 2023 EOL ≥2032
Last update: 2024-04-15
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-3F

Acronym Full name
MWHS-2 Micro-Wave Humidity Sounder -2
MWTS-3 Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder - 3
HIRAS-2 Hyperspectral Infrared Atmospheric Sounder - 2
GNOS-2 GNSS Radio Occultation Sounder - 2
OMS-nadir Ozone Monitoring Suite - nadir scanning unit
OMS-limb Ozone Monitoring Suite - limb scanning unit
MERSI-3 Medium Resolution Spectral Imager - 3
MWRI-2 Micro-Wave Radiation Imager 2
ERM-2 Earth Radiation Measurement - 2
SIM-2 Solar Irradiance Monitor - 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
MWRI-2 passive 10.65 GHz 180 MHz H&V Window channel
MWRI-2 passive 18.7 GHz 200 MHz H&V Window channel
MWRI-2 passive 23.8 GHz 400 MHz H&V Water vapour channel
MWRI-2 passive 36.5 GHz 400 MHz H&V Window channel
MWRI-2 passive 89 GHz 3000 MHz H&V Window channel
MWTS-3 passive 23.8 GHz 270 MHz QH Water vapour channel
MWTS-3 passive 31.4 GHz 180 MHz QH Window channel
MWTS-3 passive 50 GHz - 57.455 GHz 0 MHz QV Oxygen band, 13 channels
MWHS-2 passive 89 GHz 1500 MHz QH Window channel
MWHS-2 passive 113 GHz - 124.75 GHz 0 MHz QV Oxygen band, 8 channels
MWHS-2 passive 166 GHz 1500 MHz QH Weak water vapour channel
MWHS-2 passive 175 GHz - 191.31 GHz 0 MHz QV Water vapour band, 5 channels
MWRI-2 passive 50 GHz - 57.455 GHz 0 MHz H&V Temperature sounding channels
MWRI-2 passive 113 GHz - 124.7503 GHz 0 MHz V Temperature sounding channels