03 June 2021
In the early morning of the 3 June, China sent the new Fengyun 4B (FY-4B) meteorological satellite into planned orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province. The satellite was launched by a CZ-3B rocket at 00:17 BJT. This was the 372nd flight of a Long March rocket. The first of China's new-generation meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit, the FY-4B will be used in the fields of weather analysis and forecasting, and environmental and disaster monitoring.
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