Shiyan 16 A/B & Shiyan 17

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Launch Complex 16 Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese classified satellites

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 27, 2022, 12:37 a.m.

Launch success


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 26, 2022, 3:39 p.m.

Changed possible launch vehicle and payload based on leaked info


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 23, 2022, 8:28 a.m.

Added launch per NOTAMs; payload and launch vehicle uncertain.


Long March 6

Family: Long March 6
Configuration:

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    29.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    103 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Long March 6
  • Family
    Long March 6
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 6
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 452 Failures: 14 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

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.

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