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The Chang Zheng 1 launched China´s first satellite Dong Fang Hong in 1970. This made the PRC the 5th country to do so.

Besides testing a few new technologies the whole project was planned to be a propagandistic success. But China´s historic rival Japan launched its own satellite only two months earlier. So when Dong Fang Hong started transmitting communist songs around the globe China had already suffered a humiliating defeat.

Due to a lack of source material textures are not as accurate as I wanted them to be. The model itself is fairly simple to assemble.

The scale of the paper model is 1:100.