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Dong Fang Hong 286

Also called Shijian 21 or SJ-21


Designation 49330 / 21094A
Launch date 24 Oct 2021
Country of origin China
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 35300 km
Inclination 8.24°
Period close to 1 day
Launch vehicle Long March 3 #352

The satellite will be mainly used to test and verify space debris mitigation technologies, built by SAST.

A subsatellite has been detected alongside it, in GEO: 49382 / 21094C. It has completed ejection and rendez-vous.

In January 2022 the main spacecraft docked with a defunct satellite DFH 84 and towed it to the junk orbit.

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