BackForward Satellite: FY-3F 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-3F
Full name Feng-Yun 3F
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 no link provided
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 10:00 desc


Space agency CMANRSCC
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch Dec 2022 EOL ≥2028
Last update: 2022-03-21
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
SWS/IPM Space Weather Suite / Ionospheric PhotoMeter
SWS/WAI Space Weather Suite / Wide-field Auroral Imager
MWRI Micro-Wave Radiation Imager
MWTS-3 Micro-Wave Temperature Sounder - 3
HIRAS-2 Hyperspectral Infrared Atmospheric Sounder - 2
SWS/SEM/FGM Space Weather Suite / Space Environment Monitor / Flux Gate Magnetometer
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
Show instrument status and calibration
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 passive 10.65 GHz 180 MHz H&V Window channel
MWRI passive 18.7 GHz 200 MHz H&V Window channel
MWRI passive 23.8 GHz 400 MHz H&V Water vapour channel
MWRI passive 36.5 GHz 400 MHz H&V Window channel
MWRI passive 89 GHz 3000 MHz H&V Window channel
MWTS-3 passive 23.8 GHz 270 MHz H or V Water vapour channel
MWTS-3 passive 31.4 GHz 180 MHz H or V Window channel
MWTS-3 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