Chinese spacecraft nº: 169
|Designation|| 37874 / 11066A|
|Launch date|| 09 Nov 2011 - 03:21:05 UT|
|Launch site|| Taiyuan, LC-9|
|| CZ-4B (Y21)|
|Mission|| Civil: Technology dev., Imaging|
|LEO Earth orbit:|
|Perigee / Apogee|| 480 x 490 km|
|Inclination|| 97.42 deg|
|Period|| 94.3 min||
Launched together with Yaogan 12
|Prime manufacturer|| Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics|
|Operator|| Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics|
|Mass at launch || 58.4 kg (35 kg?)|
|Dry Mass|| kg|
|Basic shape || |
|Dimension|| dia 694 x 856 mm|
|Payload|| CCD matrix visible light optical camera|
|Solar array|| Solar cells|
|Stabilization || |
|DC power || |
End of live:
|Reentered date: || 07 Feb 2016 (.3)|
- TX 1 (Tian Xun 1) is a Chinese microsatellite built by the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
- The main payload is a 2.5 kg CCD camera built by Suzhou University. It has a maximum resolution of roughly 30 meters.
- Equipped with a 2.5 kg CCD camera that was built by Suzhou University, sporting a maximum resolution of 30 meters.
- The satellites lifted off at 0321 GMT Wednesday Nov 9, 2011 (10:21 p.m. EST Tuesday) from the Taiyuan space center in the Shanxi
province of northern China. Launch occurred at 11:21 a.m. Beijing time, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
- A 150-foot[45.7-m]-tall Long March 4B rocket delivered the Yaogan 12 and Tianxun 1 satellites into an orbit 300 miles [483 km] above
Earth with an inclination of 97.4 degrees to the equator, according to U.S. tracking data.
- The YW-12 launch also carried the small Tianxun-1 technology
satellite. Tianxun-1 was built by the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Nanjing Hangkong Hangtian Daxue),
carries a small Earth observing CCD camera and has a mass of 58 kg. The satellites are in a 480 x 490 km x 97.4 deg orbit.
Ref.: #3(SD520), #6n, #7(JR650), #14, #226, #255 - update: 27.04.16