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Shiyan 16 A/B & Shiyan 17

Long March 6

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Shiyan 16 A/B & Shiyan 17

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

3 Chinese classified satellites

Location


Launch Complex 16

Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Complex 16 has witnessed the launch of 12 rockets, including 12 orbital launch attempts, while Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 124 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 16

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 6

Long March 6

Agency


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.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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