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Dong Fang Hong 83

Also called Feng Yun 2-06, FY 2-06


Designation 33463 / 08066A
Launch date 23 Dec 2008
Country of origin China
Mission Meteorology
Geostationary orbit 123°E
Launch vehicle Long March 3 #112

Will replace Feng Yun 2C. It's an improved version of DFH 72.
Takes a picture every half hour.


Begin End Position
L: 23 Dec 2008 Oct 2009 123°E
Nov 2009 May 2015 103°E
Jul 2015   86.5°E

Technical data

1390 kg at launch, spin-stabilized, 3-year lifetime
Downlinks at 1687.5 MHz

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