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Shijian 1

Long March 1

Seventh Ministry of Machine Building Industry

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Shijian 1

  • Type: Technology
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Shi Jian 1 (SJ-1) was the second Chinese satellite. It was designed and built by the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST).

The 221 kg SJ-1 spacecraft was based on the DFH-1 satellite, from which it inherited the 1 m pressurized spherical structure, but it was powered by Silicon solar cells, which were mounted on 14 trapezoidal planes on the upper and lower hemispherical shells. Batteries and transmitters were housed in the pressurized compartment. SJ-1 was spin-stabilized.

Location


Launch Area 2A

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Area 2A has witnessed the launch of 2 rockets, including 2 orbital launch attempts, while Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 227 rocket launches.

Launch Area 2A

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 1

Agency


Seventh Ministry of Machine Building Industry

Chinese governmental entity in charge of space research from November 1964 to April 1982.

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