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China Launches New Weather Satellite Fengyun-4

Sputnik News

08:50 28.12.2016(updated 08:58 28.12.2016)

According to media reports, China launched a new-generation meteorological satellite, the country's first quantitative remote-sensing satellite in high orbit.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – China launched a new-generation meteorological satellite, the country's first quantitative remote-sensing satellite in high orbit, Chinese media reported Wednesday.

The satellite was taken into orbit on Sunday by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the media outlet, Fengyun-4 is capable of monitoring atmosphere continuously, helping to improve the quality of weather forecasts and prevent catastrophic consequences of natural disasters.

China has sent 14 meteorological satellites into space, of which seven are still active.

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