From AMS Glossary
(Chinese for "wind and cloud.") A geostationary meteorological satellite launched by China and stationed over the Indian Ocean at 105°E longitude.
After a successful launch on 10 June 1997 the satellite began regular operations late in 1997. Multi-spectral imagery is provided by a modified version of the VISSR instrument, very similar to those used on the GMS satellites. In early 1998 the satellite encountered difficulties with its data link. A separate series of Chinese polar orbiting satellites have also used the Fengyun name (Fengyun 1A and 1B).