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DFH-3 MFS, a People's Republic of China "simulated satellite", was launched into a geostationary orbit by a Long March 3-A booster from the Xichang launch site in southwestern China. Launched along with SJ-4, this Dong Fan Hong ("Red is East") - MFS (Mass Frequency Simulator) was a technical/engineering test satellite. Also known as Kua Fu 1, named after a character in Chinese myths who chases the Sun.

Alternate Names

  • 23009
  • KF-1
  • Kua Fu 1
  • DFH-3MFS

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-02-08
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3A
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 1342 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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