Long March 7A | Shiyan 9 (XJY-6-02)

Long March 7A | Shiyan 9 (XJY-6-02)

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Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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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Shiyan 9 (XJY-6-02)

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

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Long March 7A


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Maiden Flight Unknown

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SwGustav

2021-03-11T18:35:21+0000

Success confirmed by CASC

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-03-11T01:59:59+0000

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

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-03-09T03:44:41+0000

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

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