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Shiyan 9 (XJY-6-02)

Long March 7A

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Shiyan 9 (XJY-6-02)

Type: Government/Top Secret

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

Location

201

Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

11 rockets have launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.

201, Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 7A

The Long March 7A rocket has been launched a total of 2 times with 1 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March

Country: CHN

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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