Long March 4C - Feng Yun-3B - launched 2010.10.04

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http://www.nasaspaceflight.com : Chinese record year increases as Long March 4C launches Feng Yun-3B
November 4th, 2010

by Rui C. Barbosa


China’s Chang Zheng-4C (Long March 4C) launch vehicle has launched the FY-3 Feng Yun-3B meteorological satellite, the second of the experimental series. The launch took place at 18:37 UTC on Thursday (2:37am local time on Friday), lifting off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center – as China increases its record year to 13 launches. Satellite Separation was confirmed at 18:56 UTC

The Feng Yun-3B is a three-axis stabilized earth observation and meteorological satellite, carrying 11 observation instruments, capable of global, all-weather, multi-spectral, three-dimensional, quantitative Earth observations.

The Feng Yun-3 satellite series is able to make 3D atmospheric detection, which substantially increases the abilities of the satellite in global data acquisition as well as land feature and cloud field observation.

Satellite :

space.skyrocket.de : FY 3A, 3B, 3C

FY-3 (Feng Yun 3) is the second generation of chines polar orbiting meteorological satellites, which are the follow-on to the FY-1 series.

The three-axis stabilized satellites feature on solar panel and following instruments:

* VIRR (Visible and Infrared Radiometer)
* IRAS (Infrared Atmospheric Sounder)
* MWTS (Microwave Temperature Sounder)
* MWHS (Microwave Humidity Sounder)
* MERSI (Medium Resolution Spectral Imager)
* SBUS (Solar Backscattering UV Sounder)
* TOU (Total Ozone Unit)
* MWRI (Microwave Radiation Imager)
* ASI (Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer)
* ERM (Earth Radiation Measurement)
* SEM (Space Environment Monitor)
* SIM (Solar Irradiation Monitor)

Launcher :


http://www.globalsecurity.org : CZ-4C Long March Space Launch Vehicle
http://www.globalsecurity.org : CZ-4 Space Launch Vehicle
Astronautix :CZ Family
Wiki : Long March (rocket family)
Wiki : Long March 4C

1st stage : CZ-1
engines : YF-20 fuel : N[sub]2[/sub]O[sub]4[/sub]/UDMH

2nd stage : CZ-2
engines : YF-22 fuel : N[sub]2[/sub]O[sub]4[/sub]/UDMH

3rd stage : CZ-YF-40
engines: YF-40 fuel : N[sub]2[/sub]O[sub]4[/sub]/UDMH
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