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Long March 3B/E | Shiyan 10

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Sept. 27, 2021, 8:20 a.m.
Status: Launch in Flight
Mission:

Classified test satellite which suffered an anomaly during launch. The launch vehicle has not been confirmed to be responsible for the failure.

Geosynchronous Orbit
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Kuaizhou-1A | Jilin-1-02D

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 27, 2021, 6:19 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


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Long March 7 | Tianzhou-3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Sept. 20, 2021, 7:10 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Resupply

Second cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.

Low Earth Orbit
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Long March 3B | ChinaSat 9B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Sept. 9, 2021, 11:50 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Zhongxing-9B (ChinaSat 9B) is a Chinese communications satellite, that will replace the Zhongxing-9A satellite in orbit. The latter was launched in 2017, but the CZ-3B launch vehicle suffered a partial failure, and the satellite had to burn a large amount of fuel to reach its nominal orbit. ZX-9B will be used to retransmit television to the Chinese, as well as to provide television communications with Chinese islands, and ships sailing near the coast. The satellite will also be used to broadcast the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in 8K.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Long March 4C | Gaofen-5-02

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 7, 2021, 3:01 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS). GF 5 is configured with six types of payloads, including visible and short-wave infra hyper-spectral camera, spectral imager, greenhouse gas detector, atmospheric environment infrared detector at very high spectral resolution, differential absorption spectrometer for atmospheric trace gas, and multi-angle polarization detector, with designed lifespan of 8 years. The satellite is based on the SAST-5000B bus. The instruments are: * Advanced Hyperspectral Imager (AHSI) * Visual and Infrared Multispectral Sensor (VIMS) * Greenhouse-gases Monitoring Instrument (GMI) * Atmospheric Infrared Ultraspectral (AIUS) * Environment Monitoring Instrument (EMI) * Directional Polarization Camera (DPC)

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Long March 3B | TJSW-7

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Aug. 24, 2021, 3:41 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Alleged Chinese classified geosynchronous satellite. Payload identity uncertain but might be an early warning satellite.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Long March 2C / YZ-1S | RSW-01 - 03

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Aug. 24, 2021, 11:15 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

"Ronghe Shiyan Weixing" (RSW) = "Integrated Experimental Satellite" are test satellites that will be used to develop a state-owned Chinese low-earth orbit constellation, Xingwang, consisting of several thousand satellites.

Polar Orbit
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Long March 4B | Tianhui-2-02

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Aug. 18, 2021, 10:32 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

TH 2 (Tianhui-2 = "Sky drawing") is a pair of Chinese cartography and Earth observation satellites.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Long March 3B | Zhongxing 2E (Chinasat 2E)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Aug. 5, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Chinasat 2E is a geostationary communications satellite.

Geostationary Orbit
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Long March 6 | KL-Beta

China Great Wall Industry Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Aug. 4, 2021, 11:01 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The KL-Beta A and B, satellites are test satellites for a global multimedia satellite system for the German company KLEO Connect and the Chinese company Shanghai Spacecom Satellite Technology. The satellites were built by CAS Microspace and feature a Ka-band communications payload. The prototype system also includes another satellite “GMS-T” built by OHB System of Germany.

Polar Orbit
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