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China to launch new weather satellite

Press Trust of India 

China will launch a new meteorological satellite this year to further boost its weather forecasting capabilities, authorities said today.

The Fengyun-II 09 satellite, the last in the Fengyun-II series, will be able to collect meteorological, maritime, and hydrological data to help weather forecast in China and neighbouring regions, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said in a statement.

The satellite will be launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Fengyun satellites are a series of remote-sensing meteorological satellites developed by China.

Fengyun-I and Fengyun-III are polar orbiting weather satellites, while Fengyun-II and Fengyun-IV operate in geostationary orbit, state-run Xinhua agency reported.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 12:00 IST