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Dong Fang Hong 156

Also called Shijian 17 or SJ-17


Designation 41838 / 16065A
Launch date 3 Nov 2016
Country of origin China
Mission Scientific & Technology (Shijian)
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Long March 5 #1

Will test an electric propulsion system and observe orbital debris. Has demonstrated capability to travel through GEO and increase/decrease inclination.


Begin End Position
L: Nov 2016 Apr 2017 163°E
Jul 2017 Sep 2017 124.8°E
Oct 2017 Jan 2018 118°E
May 2018 May 2018 106°E
Jun 2018 Jun 2018 103.5°E
Jul 2018 Jul 2018 94.3°E
Aug 2018 Aug 2018 80.5°E
Sep 2018   94.1°E

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