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Dong Fang Hong 99

Also called Tianlian 1B or Tian Lian 1B or TL-1B or CTDRS 1B


Designation 37737 / 11032A
Launch date 11 Jul 2011
Country of origin China
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 3C #132

Specifications in Tianlian program


Begin End Position
L: 11 Jul 2011 Jul 2013 177°E
Jul 2013 Oct 2013 171°E
Oct 2013 Jan 2016 167°E
Jan 2016 Jun 2016 171°E
Jun 2016 Jan 2019 177°E
Jan 2019 May 2019 167°E
May 2019 Dec 2021 171°E
Dec 2021 Nov 2023 167°E

End of life

Out of service Nov 2023
Cause Sent to junk orbit

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