After three months of in-orbit testing on Fengyun-2F completed, the meteorological satellite is now available for operational use, according to its manufacturer. The satellite was sent into space on January 13.
With a designed life of four years, the satellite is superior to the previously launched Fengyun 2 satellite series given the new comer's 84 technological improvements and, significantly, it can take better quality and more accurate satellite images, according to Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, the company that developed and produced the orbiter.
Fengyun-2F can provide continuous meteorological monitoring and relay maritime and water resource data. The satellite is expected to play an important role in weather forecasting and disaster reduction, said its manufacturer which is a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
(Source: China Space News)