SJ 9B [DFHSat]
The SJ 9B (Shijian 9B) spacecraft is a technology satellite developed for the Chinese Comission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND).
SJ 9B carries the LWIR (Long Wave Infrared) Camera as a technology experiment.
The goal of the LWIR camera is to test mainly the functions of the instrument such as the focal-plane component and the long-life Stirling cryocooler which is designed to function as an autonomic research and development component. The camera features low-temperature optics. The operational temperature of optical system is kept in the range of -35ºC to -20ºC.
|Type / Application:||Technological experiments|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Mass:||~ 260 kg|
|Orbit:||623 km × 649 km, 97.99°|
|SJ 9B||2012-056B||14.10.2012||TY LC-9||CZ-2C (3) SMA||with SJ 9A|