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Shijian 12



Shijian 12, also known as SJ 12, is a Chinese research satellite that was launched into orbit using a Long March 2D rocket from Jiuquan, China on 15 June 2010 at 01:39 UT. The satellite is intended to conduct various technology and environmental experiments. China has previously launched Shijian satellites to test new technologies and carry out space experiments. Shijian means "practice" in Chinese.

Alternate Names

  • 36596
  • SJ 12
  • Shijian12

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-06-15
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2D
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • China National Space Administration (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Technology Applications
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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