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November 1st, 2010

China... Fengyun Flight (Launch)

[SatNews] Xinhua is reporting that China has launched a new meteorological satellite.

Illustration of China's Fengyun-3 satellite
The launch occurred from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province. The launch center said the Fengyun-3 (FY-3) satellite is equipped with a dozen advanced detectors and is capable of carrying out a three-dimensional, all-weather, multi-spectrum quantitative detection to acquire data from the ground surface, the ocean and space. China is scheduled to launch 12 satellites of the FY-3 series and six of the FY-4 series by 2020.