Long March 1
Seventh Ministry of Machine Building Industry
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.
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Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
210 rockets have launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.
Seventh Ministry of Machine Building Industry – CASC
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: CASC
- Founded: 1964
- Country: CHN
Chinese governmental entity in charge of space research from November 1964 to April 1982.