China new generation meteorological satellite : China successfully launched satellite
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China has successfully launched the first of a new generation meteorological satellite in to planned orbit.
The satellite Fengyun 4 B ( FY – 4B ), was launched by a March – 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province.
The FY-4B satellite which is the first of China’s new-generation meteorological satellites will be used in the fields of weather analysis and forecasting, and environmental and disaster monitoring.
It is equipped with a rapid imager, improving measurement resolution to 250 meters from the geostationary orbit and accelerating scan imaging of the Earth.
Its observation range covers Asia, the central Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean regions, so that the network will also greatly improve China’s forecast accuracy of disaster weather including typhoons and storms.
The network will also be able to conduct dynamic monitoring and tracking of a variety of disaster elements including floods, cold fronts, droughts and sand storms, state-run Global Times.