Earth Observation Mission News
China launches meteorological satellite to benefit Belt and Road countries
05 June 2018
China on Tuesday 05 June launched the new Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting and provide better meteorological services to countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Fengyun-2H was launched on a Long March-3A rocket at 9:07 p.m., Beijing Time, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Image credit: Xinhua/Liu Kun - The launch of the Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite, carried by a Long March-3A rocket