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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||DFH Satellite Co. Ltd of CAST|
|Orbit:||543 km × 619 km, 97.30°|
|SY 7A (TS 7A)||2013-037A ?||19.07.2013||TY LC-9||CZ-4C||with SJ 15, SY 7B, CX 3|
|SY 7B (TS 7B)||2013-037J||19.07.2013||TY LC-9||CZ-4C||with SJ 15, SY 7A, CX 3|