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FENGYUN 3C

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FENGYUN 3C is classified as:


NORAD ID: 39260
Int'l Code: 2013-052A
Perigee: 833.1 km
Apogee: 834.2 km
Inclination: 98.6 °
Period: 101.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 7204 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: September 23, 2013
Source: People's Republic of China (PRC)
Launch site: Taiyaun Space Center, China (TSC)

FENGYUN 3C is the third in China's second-generation series of polar-orbiting weather satellites. Its launch came after nearly identical satellites were put in orbit in 2008 and 2010. FENGYUN 3C will make global three-dimensional measurements of Earth's atmosphere, returning data on cloud cover, temperatures, moisture, snow and ice cover, rainfall, ozone, and the sun's influence on the climate, according to a website maintained by the China Meteorological Administration. Observations from the satellite will feed data parameters into numerical medium-range computer models, monitor climate changes, supply information for Chinese military weather forecasts, and help officials respond to natural disasters, the website said.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 39260U 13052A   17324.44434671 -.00000006  00000-0  17605-4 0  9991
2 39260  98.6326  30.4051 0000787  96.7149 263.4120 14.19661313215558
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC