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Dong Fang Hong 55

Also called Zhangguo Ziyuan 2, Zi Yuan 2 (China Ressource 2) or Jianbing-3


Designation 27550 / 02049A
Launch date 27 Oct 2002
Country of origin China
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 474/493 km sun-synchronous
Inclination 97.4°
Period 94.4 min
Launch vehicle Long March #66

Replaces DFH 50. May have a 9 m resolution instrument.

End of life

Decay 22 Jan 2015

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Technical data


Prime contractor CASC
Mass at launch 1350 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array single panel
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Transmissions: 179.990 & 479.865 MHz

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