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SatNet test satellite

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Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Communications

Polar Orbit Bo Run Jiu Zhou mobile launch platform Sea Launch

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

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 6, 2023, 12:10 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 25, 2023, 12:19 p.m.

Added launch per NOTAMs.


Smart Dragon 3

Family: Smart Dragon
Configuration:

Smart Dragon-3 is a solid fuel orbital rocket designed by a subsidiary of the state-owned CASC group built for the commercial market.

Specifications
  • Length
    32.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.64 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    140 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Smart Dragon 3
  • Family
    Smart Dragon
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Smart Dragon 3
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1500 kg

China Rocket Co. Ltd.

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Successes: 1 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

China Rocket Co. Ltd. is a spinoff of China’s state-owned launch vehicle manufacturer using a “commercial business model”.

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Bo Run Jiu Zhou mobile launch platform


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