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Dong Fang Hong 58

Also called Chinasat 20 (Zhongxing 20) or Fenghuo 2 (FH 2)


Designation 28082 / 03052A
Launch date 14 Nov 2003
Country of origin China
Mission Military: Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 3A #72

Provides dedicated military communication services.


Begin End Position
L: 14 Nov 2003 Jun 2008 103°E
Jun 2008 Jan 2013 98°E
Jan 2013 Apr 2013 98°E, inclined
May 2013 Dec 2017 103.3°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service Dec 2017
Cause Sent to junk orbit

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