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Dong Fang Hong 153

Also called Tiantong 1, Tiantong 1-1


Designation 41725 / 16048A
Launch date 5 Aug 2016 at 16:22 UT
Country of origin China
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 101°E
Launch vehicle Long March #221

Part of Tiantong program

The satellite was designed and manufactured under cooperation of China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd.

Said to be part of a constellation to enter service in 2020, coverage planned includes China, the Middle East and Africa.

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