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DongFangHong 1 (DFH-1) was the first artificial satellite of the People's Republic of China, which was launched successfully on 1970-Apr-24. A 173-kg polyhedron measuring 1 m in diameter, it carried a radio transmitter that broadcasted the revolutionary song of the same name around the world. Its mission lasted for 28 days, when it lost contact on 1970-May-22 due to battery failure. It is still in orbit as a derelict object to this day

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