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Dong Fang Hong 68

Also called Shijian 8 or SJ 8


Designation 29385 / 06035A
Launch date 9 Sep 2006
Country of origin China
Mission Scientific & Technology (Shijian)
Perigee/Apogee 177/445 km
Inclination 63°
Launch vehicle Long March 2C #87

Derived from FSW reconnaissance satellites.
To study the exposure of seeds (250 kg) to microgravity and radiation. They expect to enhance seeds that way.
To be recovered.

End of life

Out of service 25 Sep 2006
Cause Normal recovery
Decay 25 Sep 2006

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