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Long March 5 | TJSW-11

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China
Feb. 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Smart Dragon 3 | 9 satellites

China Rocket Co. Ltd. | CHN
Sea Launch
Feb. 3, 2024, 3:06 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Carried 9 satellites to Sun-synchronous orbit: * DRO-L * Zhixing-2A (SmartSat-2A) * DongFangHuiYan-GF01 * WeiHai-1-01/02 * XingShiDai-18/19/20 * NEXSAT-1

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Long March 2C | Geely Constellation Group 02

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Feb. 2, 2024, 11:37 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

11 LEO communications satellites for Chinese car manufacturer Geely Automotive for testing autonomous driving/inter-vehicle communication services. They also carry payloads for ocean observation.

Low Earth Orbit
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Kinetica 1 | Flight 3

CAS Space | CHN
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Jan. 23, 2024, 4:03 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Carries 5 Earth and spatial observation satellites manufactured by MINOSPACE; details TBD: * Taijing-1-03 * Taijing-2-02 * Taijing-2-04 * Taijing-3-02 * Taijing-4-03

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Long March 7 | Tianzhou 7

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China
Jan. 17, 2024, 2:27 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Sixth cargo delivery mission to the Chinese space station.

Low Earth Orbit
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Kuaizhou 1A | Tianxing-1-02

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Jan. 11, 2024, 3:52 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Satellite reported as for "spatial environment measurement" purposes. Actual usage TBD.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Long March 2C | Einstein Probe

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Jan. 9, 2024, 7:03 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Einstein Probe (EP) is a Chinese Wide-Field X-ray astronomy observatory for detecting high energy flashes of cataclysmic cosmic events. These includes tidal disruption events (stars pulled apart by supermassive black holes), supernovae, and high-energy, electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave events. The spacecraft, weighing ~1400 kilograms, will be launched into a 600-kilometer-high, low-inclination orbit. The probe's instruments include a Wide-field X-ray Telescope (WXT) with a field of view of 3,600 square degrees, employing cutting-edge "lobster eye" optics to view X-ray events more deeply and widely than previously possible, and a Follow-up X-ray Telescope (FXT), developed in collaboration with Europe, that performs follow-up detailed observations as soon as WXT detects an X-ray event. The Einstein Probe mission is managed by the NSSC, with participation from the CAS's NAOC, the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), the Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (SITP), and the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites, a spacecraft manufacturer that has previously produced space science and Beidou navigation spacecraft. The European Space Agency is contributing to the mission with a mirror module for the FXT instrument, as well as ground station and science management support. The FXT instrument is also supported by Germany's Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics.

Low Earth Orbit
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Kuaizhou-1A | Tianmu-1 15-18

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Jan. 5, 2024, 11:20 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Small meteorology research satellites using GNSS radio occultation by CASIC subsidiary Xiyong Microelectronics Park.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Long March 2C/YZ-1S | SatNet test satellite

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Dec. 30, 2023, 12:13 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Officially described as "Satellite-Internet Technology Demonstration Satellite(s)" manufactured by CAST. Probable 1 (?) test satellite for the Chinese state-owned LEO communication satellite constellation SatNet.

Low Earth Orbit
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Kuaizhou-1A | Tianmu-1 19-22

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Dec. 27, 2023, 6:50 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Small meteorology research satellites using GNSS radio occultation by CASIC subsidiary Xiyong Microelectronics Park.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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