Shijian XI-01

Shijian XI-01

Shijian XI-01
Mission type Technology
Operator CASC
COSPAR ID 2009-061A
SATCAT № 36088
Mission duration 3 years planned
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer ADSC
Start of mission
Launch date 12 November 2009, 02:45 (2009-11-12T02:45Z) UTC
Rocket Chang Zheng 2C
Launch site Jiuquan LA-4/SLS-2
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-Synchronous
Perigee 692 kilometres (430 mi)[1]
Apogee 706 kilometres (439 mi)[1]
Inclination 98.02 degrees[1]
Period 98.61 minutes[1]
Epoch 30 November 2014, 03:41:10 UTC[1]

Shijian XI-01 (Chinese: 实践十一号01星,[2] meaning Practice 11-01)[3] is a Chinese technology demonstration satellite which was launched in November 2009.[4] It was built by the Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Company, and is being operated by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.[2]

Shijian XI-01 was launched from the SLS-2 pad of Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, atop a Long March 2C carrier rocket. Liftoff occurred at 02:45 GMT on 12 November 2009.[5] The satellite separated into an orbit with an apogee of 699.9 kilometres (434.9 mi), a perigee of 690.5 kilometres (429.1 mi), and 98.3° inclination.[3] It has the International Designator 2009-061A.


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  2. ^ a b 我国成功发射空间实验卫星"实践十一号01星" (in Chinese). Xinhua. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b Clark, Stephen (2009-11-12). "Long March rocket launches Chinese research satellite". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  4. ^ "China launches research satellite". Global Times. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Issue 618". Jonathan's Space Report. Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-11-13.