Satellite Fengyun 3A (FY-3A) of China Meteorological Administration

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Fengyun 3A (FY-3A)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner China Meteorological Administration
Users Government
Purpose Earth Science
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 820
Apogee (km) 835
Eccentricity 0.00104202848211184
Inclination (degrees) 98.6
Period (minutes) 101.5
Launch Mass (kg.) 2300
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 27-05-2008
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Taiyuan Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 4C
COSPAR Number 2008-026A
NORAD Number 32958
Comments Meteorological; better weather forecasting for the Beijing Olympics.


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