The SJ 9A (Shijian 9A) spacecraft is a technology satellite developed for the Chinese Comission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND).
SJ 9A is based on the CAST-2000 bus. It conducts in-orbit experiments for electric propulsion, high-precision- and high-stability control systems, high-efficienent power supply and advanced thermal control technology. The satellite features also instruments for Earth observation and component tests of indigenously developed technology.
|Type / Application:||Technological experiments|
|Propulsion:||LIPS-200 ion thruster, HET-40 Hall-effect thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||~ 790 kg|
|Orbit:||622 km × 647 km, 98.00°|
|SJ 9A||2012-056A||14.10.2012||TY LC-9||CZ-2C (3) SMA||with SJ 9B|