Long March 4B launches Shi Jian 6-05 pair of satellites – thought to be for electronic intelligence

by | Dec 10, 2021 | China, Launches, Military space, Satellites

China successfully launched a Long March 4B vehicle at 0011 GMT on 10 December 2021 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in China. The launch vehicle was carrying the Shi Jian 6-05A and 6-05B satellites. While the satellites were announced as officially being used for scientific experiments, it is assessed by Western analysts that they could be carrying out Elint (Electronic Intelligence) experiments.

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