Operator: China Meteorological Administration
Launch date: 05/2002
Type of orbit: sun-synchronous, i.e. the satellite crosses a certain point always at the same time of the day.
elevation: 860 km
Period of revolution: 102 minutes, 14 orbits are achieved per day on ascending and descending passes. The period of revolution is the time taken for the satellite to complete a full rotation of the Earth.
MVISR (Multichannel Visible and IR Scan Radiometer) is a radiometer.
This instrument scans a roughly 3000 km wide swath.