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China's weather satellites to share data globally

By Li Hongyang | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-06-21 17:58

Fengyun 3E is lifted into orbit by a Long March 4C carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. [Photo/Xinhua]

The head of the China Meteorological Administration, Zhuang Guotai announced that the data produced by the country's two Fengyun series meteorological satellites will be shared with global users.

He made the remarks at the 75th session of the Executive Council of World Meteorological Organization on Monday.

Fengyun 3E and Fengyun 4B are used to help monitor and forecast weather, as well as prevent and mitigate disasters.

Fengyun 4B, which launched in June last year, can capture images of a 250-meter resolution to better aid in monitoring weather.

Fengyun 3E, the world's first civilian early morning orbit weather satellite, which launched a month later in July last year, was designed to improve global weather forecasting by filling in the gap in data at specific times of the day, and assist in ensuring 100 percent global data coverage every six hours.

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