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Shiyan 12-01 & 02

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Geostationary Transfer Orbit 201 Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, 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

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    Long March 7A
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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 390 Failures: 22 Pending: 11

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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