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FY-3 Satellite sends back first image of quake-hit areas
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11:27, June 06, 2008

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The weather satellite Fengyun-3 (FY-3) sent back the first image of quake-hit areas in Southwest China's Sichuan Province at 11 a.m. on June 3, 2008; and its imaging has reached the international advanced level, according to Xi'an Satellite Control Center of China.

On May 15, the satellite FY-3 completed its initial survey mission while in orbit; and shifted to its on-orbit managing phase. The FY-3 sent back its first satellite visible imagery at 10 a.m. on May 29.

By People's Daily Online



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