FY-2C Satellite


  • 3rd flight unit of the FY-2 series.
  • Mission: operational meteorology.
  • Significant contribution to space weather.
Orbit Geostationary orbit
Altitude 35786 km
Position 105°E
Mass at launch 1380 kg
Dry mass 680 kg
Power 300 W
Launch 2004-10-19
End of service 2009-11-23


Acronym Full name
S-VISSR  Stretched Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
SEM  Space Environment Monitor

Data Circulation

CDAS (Command and Data Acquisition Station) for real-time acquisition of the full information.

HRIT (High Rate Information Transmission) for near-real time broadcasting of S-VISSR full resolution data / images.

LRIT (Low Rate Information Transmission), replacing WEFAX for broadcasting of image frames and other data.

DCS (Data Collection Service) to relay messages from self-timed DCP (Data Collection Platform).


Instrument Data Code
VISSR L1 dataL2L3 product


FY-2C First image by FY-2C