Long March 4C • FY-3D

This is launch of weather satellite from LC-9 launch site at Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. It is fourth from planned seven spacecrafts design to help in weather forecasting and operated by National Satellite Meteorological Centre. Satellites are operating for at least three years using 806 km x 810 km orbit with inclination of 98.8°. Satellite planned to be launched on December weighs 2200 kg and was designed and manufactured by SAST.