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Dong Fang Hong 50

Also called Zhangguo Ziyuan 2, Zi Yuan 2 (China Ressource 2) or PRC 44 or Jianbing-3


Designation 26481 / 00050A
Launch date 1 Sep 2000
Country of origin China
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 474/493 km sun-synchronous
Inclination 97.4°
Period 94.4 min
Launch vehicle Long March #60

Might be derived from CBERS 1 The resolution is believed to be of a few meters or better. The satellite would be capable of "spying".

External resources

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End of life

Decay 11 Mar 2016

Technical data


Prime contractor CAST
Mass at launch 2200 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Transmissions: 179.951 MHz (with 9 components) and CW signal on 479.869 MHz

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