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SJ-1
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.


Specification

Total Mass: 221 kg.


SJ-1 Chronology


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.

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