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Dong Fang Hong 84

Also called Beidou DW2, Beidou G1 or Beidou 2B


Designation 34779 / 09018A
Launch date 15 Apr 2009
Country of origin China
Mission Navigation
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 3C #113

The previous such satellite was DFH 73.


Begin End Position
L: 15 Apr 2009 Jun 2009 85°E
Mar 2010 Jul 2010 65°E

End of life

Out of service Jul 2010
Cause Out of proper orbit
Was moved to thre junk orbit in Jan 2022 by DFH 286 (Shijan 21)

Launch mass < 3800 kg

The completion of the global constellation is now expected around 2020, but the plan is still on to set up a regional 12-satellite system within two years with the launch of 10 satellites in addition to the two already in orbit. The first phase alone could cost more than 10 billion yuan" (EUR1.12 billion, US$1.46 billion).

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