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Pakistan will receive data from China's FY-2H satellite

Newly launched Chinese meteorological satellite FY-2H will be positioned at 79° E in geostationary orbit and will provide more accurate weather information on Belt and Road countries.

Pakistan, along with some other Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) members, will receive data directly from satellite. Current ground station (setup to receive data from FY-2G satellite) will be upgraded with the help of China to receive data from FY-2H. Data from FY-2H will be more precise as compared to FY-2G due to its position and better coverage of region.

Pakistan also uses Meteosat 8 for weather information. Availability of data from these satellites is of great significance for developing countries like Pakistan because we cannot afford our own weather satellite yet.