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Dong Fang Hong 189

Also called Longjiang 2, DSLWP B (Discovering the Sky at Longest Wavelengths Pathfinder)


Designation 43472 / 18045C
Launch date 20 May 2018
Country of origin China
Mission Scientific: radio astronomy
Perigee/Apogee entered lunar orbit
Launch vehicle Long March #256

Microsatellite to orbit the Moon to conduct ultra-long-wave astronomical observation, which could help scientists study the cosmic dawn. Astronomers yearn for a completely quiet electromagnetic environment to detect the weak signals emitted from remote celestial bodies in deep space.
The far side of the Moon is such a place, as the body of the Moon shields against radio interference from the Earth.

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