BackForward Satellite: FY-4 MW 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-4 MW
Full name FY-4 Microwave
Satellite Description
  • Prototype of an FY-4 satellite equipped with a MW sounder for atmospheric temperature and humidity, and inferred precipitation rate.
  • Instrument description not yet available.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude
Longitude TBD


Space agency CMANRSCC
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2024 EOL ≥2029
Last update: 2021-05-26
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-4 MW

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