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Dong Fang Hong 205


Also called Haiyang 2B or HY-2B

General


Designation 43655 / 18081A
Launch date 24 Oct 2018
Country of origin China
Mission Meteorology
Perigee/Apogee 973 km sun-synchronous
Inclination 99.4°
Period 104.4 min
Launch vehicle Long March 4B #269

Previous satellite in the 2nd series: DFH 102

Approx 1500 kg at launch. Will monitor oceans (level, wind speeds, see temperature) over 5-year lifetime. Also carries an AIS payload.

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