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    China to Launch Four More Fengyun Satellites in Next Four Years

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    China will launch four Fengyun satellites from 2018 to 2021, the Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation has told Xinhua News Agency.

    At that point, the four satellites will establish a complete network with comprehensive observation ability, said Zhou Xubin, deputy director of the 509th Research Institute of Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology.

    According to him, global observation will be carried out every four hours, and the update interval of the satellite observation data will also be shortened from six hours to four.

    In addition, the efficiency of meteorological disaster monitoring will be doubled, increasing the forecast accuracy by 3 percent. As a result, it will be easier to forecast short-term and severe weather conditions such as storms and strong convection weather.

    This article was originally published at the Global Times.

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