Satellite Shijian 12 (SJ-12) of Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Shijian 12 (SJ-12)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Users Government
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 583
Apogee (km) 601
Eccentricity 0.00129273197357081
Inclination (degrees) 97.7
Period (minutes) 96.5
Launch Mass (kg.)
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 15-06-2010
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 2D
COSPAR Number 2010-027A
NORAD Number 36596
Comments Conduct various technology and environmental experiments.


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