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SJ 5

SJ 5 [CAST]

Based the CAST968 bus, SJ-5 (Shi Jian) is a smallsat for space exploration and scientific experiment, representing the first use of satellite bus technology in China. It was successfully launched by a CZ-4B launch vehicle from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on 10 May 1999. It is mainly designed for space charged particle measurement, S-band high-speed data-link transmitter test, large-capacity solid-state storage test and fluid science experiment.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: CAST
Contractors: DFH Satellite Co. Ltd of CAST
Equipment:
Configuration: CAST968A Bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 300 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SJ 5 1999-025B 10.05.1999 TY LC-7 CZ-4B with FY 1C

References:

  • CAST Website