China has been making her unremitting efforts on pushing her meteorological satellite program and building up the meteorological satellite as well as data application systems. The meteorological satellite program of China consists of two major systems: Polar-orbiting system and geostationary system. The main objectives of the program are to establish, with combination of polar and geostationary orbits, a comprehensive operational meteorological satellite system as well as data application systems around the turn of the century, in order to meet the needs on various aspects in China, and enhance the capability of participating international collaboration.
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