China launches weather satellite
China has launched a new meteorological satellite, Xinhua reported.
The launch was made from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China`s Shanxi Province.
The launch center said the Fengyun-3 (FY-3) satellite is equipped with a dozen advanced detectors and is capable of carrying out a three-dimensional, all-weather, multi-spectrum quantitative detection to acquire data from the ground surface, the ocean and space.
China is to launch 12 satellites of the FY-3 series and six of the FY-4 series by 2020.