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Dong Fang Hong 169

Also called Shijian 18 or SJ-18


Designation n/a
Launch date 2 Jul 2017
Country of origin China
Mission Scientific & Technology (Shijian)
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 5 #2

Did not reach orbit because of launcher failure.

Was the first DFH-5 based satellite, featuring ion propulsion and upto 28 kW power.
The satellite carried a ka-band payload for 70 Gpbs HTS and an laser optical capable of 4.8 Gbps.

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