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Aoxiang Zhixing

Aoxiang Zhixing []

Aoxiang Zhixing (also called Star of Aoxiang is a scientific demonstration CubeSat (12U) launched by China's new generation CZ-7/YZ1A launch vehicle in 2016.

It is developed by Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory for Microsatellites (SELM) of NPU. The prine mission of the satellite is to detect polarized skylight and to measure gravity. It is the first 12U CUbesat to bel launched.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory (SELM), Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU)
Contractors: Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory (SELM), Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (12U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 18 kg
Orbit: 200 km × 379 km, 40.80
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Aoxiang Zhixing 2016-042B 25.06.2016 We LC-201 CZ-7/YZ1A with DFFC, Tiange Feixingqi 1, Tiange Feixingqi 2, Aolong 1, ZGZ Shiyan Zhuangzhi