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Dong Fang Hong 49

Also called Feng Yun 2B or Feng Yun 2-03 or Metsat


Designation 26382 / 00032A
Launch date 25 Jun 2000
Country of origin China
Mission Meteorology
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 3 #59

Replaces DFH 45 It is said to be a bit more advanced.


Begin End Position
L: 25 Jun 2000 Aug 2004 105°E
Sep 2004 Mar 2006 123°E

End of life

Out of service Mar 2006

Approx 1400 kg, spin-stabilized

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