China Launches New Weather Satellite

China will launch a new meteorological satellite later this year to further boost its weather forecasting capabilities, authorities announced today.

According to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Fengyun-II 09 satellite, last in the Fengyun-II series, will be able to collect meteorological, maritime, and hydrological data to help weather forecast in China and neighbouring regions, reports Xinhua news agency.

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