BackForward Satellite: FY-4M1 

Satellite details
Acronym FY-4M1
Full name FY-4 Microwave1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Prototype of an FY-4 satellite equipped with a MW sounder for atmospheric temperature and humidity, and inferred precipitation rate.
  • Instrument description limited at present.
Mass at launch Dry mass
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Data access information
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude TBD


Space agency CMANRSCC
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2025 EOL ≥2029
Last update: 2023-08-07
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-4M1

Acronym Full name
MWS Microwave Sounder for Geostationary Orbit.
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