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Shiyan 12-01 & 02

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Geostationary Transfer Orbit 201 Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

Chinese experimental satellites. Details TBD.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 23, 2021, 10:55 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 21, 2021, 10:44 a.m.

Launch date and time confirmed per new NOTAM messages; rocket confirmed visually; payload still uncertain.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 18, 2021, 2:09 a.m.

Delay due to weather.


Long March 7A

Family: Long March 7
Configuration:

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Long March 7A
  • Family
    Long March 7
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 7A
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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