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SJ 3

SJ 3 (Shi Jian 3) was a planned Chinese earth resources satellite. It was to be designed an built by the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST).

SJ-3 was cancelled in the 1980ies. It was replaced by the joint Chinese-Brazilian collaboration project CBERS (ZY-1).

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: CAST (Chinese Academy of Space Technology)
Contractors: CAST (Chinese Academy of Space Technology)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 266 km × 1826 km, 69.9
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SJ 3 - cancelled