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Dong Fang Hong 211

Also called TXJSSY 3, TJS 3, Tongxin Jisshu SW3


Designation 43874 / 18110A
Launch date 24 Dec 2018
Country of origin China
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March #

Previous similar satellite: DFH 165


Begin End Position
L: Dec 2018 May 2019 59.1°E
Jul 2019 Jul 2020 173°E
Sep 2020 Dec 2020 111°E
Jan 2021   87.8°E
Jul 2021 Aug 2021 87.8°E, inclined
Oct 2021 Jun 2022 59°E, inclined
Sep 2022 Nov 2022 88.3°E, inclined
Feb 2023 Mar 2023 137.5°E
May 2023   173°E

Would be a Communications Engineering Test Satellite to operate in Ka-band.

Has ejected a sub-satellite, located in GEO 59°E (43917 / 18110C), possibly EOL in Dec 2021

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