The 14-channel satellite is the first successor of the present FY-2 series, with much improved temporal (15 min) and spacial resolution (500 m). By multispectral, high-precision and quantitative observation data, the satellite will investigate details inside typhoons, rainstorms, floods, forest fires, sand storms and space weather. In addition, it can capture 500 lightning pictures per second

CAS news release, December 12, 2016