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SatNet test satellite

Smart Dragon 3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


SatNet test satellite

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Polar Orbit

Officially described as “Satellite-Internet Technology Demonstration Satellite(s)” built by Chinese Academy of Sciences. Probable 1 (?) test satellite for the Chinese state-owned LEO communication satellite constellation SatNet.

SatNet test satellite

Location


Bo Run Jiu Zhou mobile launch platform

Sea Launch

Bo Run Jiu Zhou mobile launch platform has witnessed the launch of 2 rockets, including 2 orbital launch attempts, while Sea Launch, has been the site for 48 rocket launches.

Bo Run Jiu Zhou mobile launch platform

Rocket


China Rocket Co. Ltd. Smart Dragon 3

Smart Dragon-3 is a solid fuel orbital rocket designed by a subsidiary of the state-owned CASC group built for the commercial market.

Smart Dragon 3

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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