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|SJ-1 - First Chinese satellite; communications technology tests. Similar in appearance to Telstar 1.|
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Other Designations: Shi Jian 1. Class: Technology. Type: Communications. Nation: China.
Communications technology tests. Similar in appearance to Telstar 1.
Total Mass: 221 kg.
03 March 1971
China 2 Program: SJ. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: CZ-1. Mass: 221 kg. Perigee: 265 km. Apogee: 1,833 km. Inclination: 69.8 deg.
28 July 1979
SJ Program: SJ. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Vehicle: FB-1. FAILURE: Failure. Mass: 221 kg.
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 279 - McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launch.html
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