picture of the encyclopedia
previous next
Version 0.81 comes with a new web design! Please allow popups for navigation.

Dong Fang Hong 51

Also called Beidou 1A


Designation 26599 / 00069A
Launch date 30 Oct 2000
Country of origin China
Mission Navigation
Geostationary orbit 140°E
Launch vehicle Long March 3A #61

This might be a test model of the future Beidou Navigation System (BNS). It might be operational too! It probably works as an overlay of the GPS system, as Egnos, probably in L-band. The satellite is based on the DFH-3 plaftorm and weights approx 2200 kg with its FY-25 apogee motor.


Begin End Position
L: 30 Oct 2000 Jun 2007 140°E
Jun 2007 Oct 2010 140°E, inclined
Nov 2010   59°E, inclined

External resources

sat-index articles

© TBS Internet, all rights reserved. All reproduction, copy or mirroring prohibited. Legal notice
francais anglais contact