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Dong Fang Hong 243

Also called Shijian 20 or SJ-20


Designation 44910 / 19097A
Launch date 27 Dec 2019
Country of origin China
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 5 #3

To test a DFH-5 based satellite, featuring ion propulsion and upto 28 kW power.
Launch mass approx 7600 kg

The satellite carried a Ka-band payload for 70 Gpbs HTS and a laser optical system capable of 4.8 Gbps.


Begin End Position
L: Mar 2020 115°E
Apr 2020 Jul 2020 125°E
Jun 2020 Dec 2020 125°E inclined
Feb 2021 May 2022 87.5°E inclined
Jun 2022 Nov 2022 33.5°E inclined
Nov 2022 May 2023 34.0°E inclined
Jun 2023 Sep 2023 40.1°E, inclined
Sep 2023 Jan 2024 44.5°E, inclined
Feb 2024   68°E, inclined

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