Satellite Shijian 9A (SJ 9A) of Shanghai Academy of Space Technology (CAST)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Shijian 9A (SJ 9A)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner Shanghai Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
Users Government
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 623
Apogee (km) 650
Eccentricity 0.00192678227360308
Inclination (degrees) 97.99
Period (minutes) 97.44
Launch Mass (kg.)
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 14-10-2012
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology/Dongfanghong Satellite Co.
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Taiyuan Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 2C
COSPAR Number 2012-056A
NORAD Number 38860
Comments Focus on satellite reliability demonstrations and validating high-performance Chinese-made technologies.


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