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Dong Fang Hong 273

Also called FengYun 3E or FY-3E


Designation 49008 / 21062A
Launch date 4 Jul 2021
Country of origin China
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 831 km sun-synchronous
Inclination 98.7°
Period 101.4 min
Launch vehicle Long March 4C #339

Payload made of 11 instruments. Has an instrument to monitor and predict solar flares (in X-ray and UV). 2300 kg at launch.
Previous satellite was DFH 172

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