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Dong Fang Hong 76

Also called Tianlian 1A or Tian Lian 1A or CTDRS 1A


Designation 32779 / 08019A
Launch date 25 Apr 2008
Country of origin China
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 77°E
Launch vehicle Long March 3C #102

China's first data relay satellite.
The satellite can cover 50% of the orbit of Shenzhou VII, or any other of China's spacecraft. The tracking ships used so far cover only 12%.


Begin End Position
L: 25 Apr 2008 Jun 2013 77°E
Jul 2013 Feb 2022 80°E

End of life

Out of service Feb 2022
Cause Sent to junk orbit

Specifications in Tianlian program

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