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Dong Fang Hong 61

Also called Shijian 6B or SJ-6B


Designation 28414 / 04035B
Launch date 9 Sep 2004
Country of origin China
Mission Scientific & Technology (Shijian)
Perigee/Apogee 602 km
Inclination 97.7°
Period 96.6 min
Launch vehicle Long March 4B #77

Made by the Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology and Dongfanghong Satellite Co. under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, while their payloads were mainly manufactured by the China Electronics Technology Corporation.

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Technical data


Prime contractor CAST2000
Mass at launch  
Dry mass  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 900 W
Design lifetime 3 years

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