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Dong Fang Hong 24

Also called Feng Yun 1-1, means "wind and cloud"


Designation 19467 / 88080A
Launch date 6 Sep 1988 at 20:30 UT
Country of origin China
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 832/937 km
Inclination 99.2°
Period 102.7 min
Launch vehicle Long March 4

Mission: weather forecasting and environment monitoring; cloud, ice, snow and flood monitoring; sea color and surface temperature.

End of life

Cause Failed after 39 days

Technical data



Prime contractor State Met Administration
Mass at launch 750 kg
Stabilization 3-axis
Design lifetime 6 months

Transmits on 137.8 MHz.

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