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Dong Fang Hong 72

Also called Feng Yun 2D, FY-2D


Designation 29640 / 06053A
Launch date 8 Dec 2006
Country of origin China
Mission Meteorology
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 3 #91

Is the same as DFH 63. Takes a picture every half hour. Went inclined in Dec 2009.


Begin End Position
L: Dec 2006 Jun 2015 86.5°E
Aug 2015 Dec 2018 123.5°E

End of life

Out of service Jan 2019
Cause Sent to junk orbit

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Technical data

1380 kg at launch
Downlinks at 1687.5 MHz

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