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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.

Instrument: MVISR

MVISR (Multichannel Visible and IR Scan Radiometer) is a radiometer.

This instrument scans a roughly 3000 km wide swath.

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