Chinese communications satellite.

Chinese communications satellite.

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Credit: MARK WILLIAMSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A half-scale model of the first operational Chinese communications satellite, DFH-2 (DFH stands for Dong Fang Hong, which translates as The East is Red). It was also known as STW-1 and the first of the series was launched in 1984. The satellite is spin-stabilised, clad in solar cells and has a single C-band antenna and feed on top. Photographed at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) museum in Beijing, China.

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Keywords: astronautical, beijing, calt, china, chinese, communication, dfh, dfh-2, display, dong fang hong, engineering, exhibit, exhibition, launch, museum, satellite, solar cell., space, stw-1, technology, vehicle

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