Classified test satellite which suffered an anomaly during launch. The launch vehicle has not been confirmed to be responsible for the failure.
Satellite failure confirmed by Chinese media. The launch vehicle does not seem to be responsible, per current information.
Added launch per NOTAMs. Trajectory is consistent with 55 deg. inclination, could be Beidou replenishments navigation satellites but drop zones/launch time not a good match.
The Long March 3B / E (G2) (CZ-3B / E) is one of the most successful medium-range launchers and the strongest variant of the CZ-3 series. It was specially developed for the transport of heavy communications satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit. The additional designation "E" stands for a higher payload fairing, stretched boosters and extended fuel tanks at the first stage, over the CZ-3B.
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.INFO WIKI
Classified Chinese Shiyan-10 has been tracked operating in a specialized orbit, six months after an anomaly during launch appeared to leave it stranded in an initial transfer orbit.
The classified Chinese satellite Shiyan-10 is now active, nearly three weeks after suffering an anomaly during launch that appeared to result in the loss of the spacecraft.
After initial reports that the Chinese Shiyan-10 satellite failed after a nominal launch of the rocket, it is now confirmed that the satellite was reactivated and is raising its orbit from the initial deployment height.
China’s classified Shiyan 10 test satellite failed after launching into orbit on a Long March 3B rocket Monday, Chinese state media said.
China launched the Shiyan-10 satellite on a Long March 3B/E rocket at 8:20 UTC on September 27, lifting off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The name and purpose of the payload were not confirmed before the launch, however, an obj…