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Shijian 10



Recoverable science satellite carrying 19 microgravity and biological experiments including microgravity fluid physics, microgravity combustion, space material science, space radiation, the effects of microgravity on biological processes, and space biotechnology. The mission was jointly developed by 11 institutes of the China Academy of Sciences, together with six Chinese universities, the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Shijian 10 is expected to remain in space for 15 days.

Alternate Names

  • 41448
  • SJ 10
  • Shijian10

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-04-05
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2D
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 3600 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (International)
  • European Space Agency (International)
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (International)


  • Microgravity

Additional Information

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

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