Unknown Chinese "technological validation" satellite; rumored to be new optical observation satellite in GEO.
Launch time update based on single rumor source, accuracy unknown.
Added launch based on rocket roll-out and local road closure notices. Launch time TBD.
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
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