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Shiyan 7A, 7B (SY 7A, 7B)

Shiyan 7 (SY 7, Experiment 7) or Tansuo 7 (TS 7) is a experimental Chinese satellite.

It was launched in 2013 on a CZ-4C rocket. It has been reported, that SY 7 carries a robotic arm experiment. Around 19 October 2013, the main satellite deployed a subsatellite. Both satellites performed orbital manoeuvres, but remained in close proximity and multiple separations and dockings had been assumed in different orbits.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Contractors: DFH Satellite Co. Ltd of CAST
Configuration: CAST3000
Mass: 204 kg
Orbit: 543 km × 619 km, 97.30
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Shiyan 7A (SY 7A, TS 7A) 2013-037A ? 19.07.2013 TY LC-9 CZ-4C with SJ 15, Shiyan 7B, CX 3
Shiyan 7B (SY 7B, TS 7B) 2013-037J 19.07.2013 TY LC-9 CZ-4C with SJ 15, Shiyan 7A, CX 3

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