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Shiyan 7



In what was one of the most secretive Chinese missions in recent years, a Long March 4C launched three military satellites. Chinese media refer to the new mission as launching three technological satellites: namely the Chuang Xin-3, the Shiyan Weixing-7 and the Shijian-15. Shiyan-7 is equipped with a system for testing a manipulator arm to capture other space objects.

Alternate Names

  • 39209
  • SY 7
  • Shiyan7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-07-19
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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