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Shiyan 9 (XJY-6-02)

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Geostationary Transfer Orbit 201 Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Unknown Chinese "technological validation" satellite; rumored to be new optical observation satellite in GEO.

Updates

SwGustav • March 11, 2021, 6:35 p.m.

Success confirmed by CASC


Cosmic_Penguin • March 11, 2021, 1:59 a.m.

Launch time update based on single rumor source, accuracy unknown.


Cosmic_Penguin • March 9, 2021, 3:44 a.m.

Added launch based on rocket roll-out and local road closure notices. Launch time TBD.


Long March 7A

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    Long March 7A
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    Long March 7A
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  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 244 Failures: 10 Pending: 16

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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