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BanXing 2 (BX 2)

BanXing 2 []

BanXing 2 (BX 2) is a small technlogy satellite to be deployed from the Tiangong 2 space station.

Banxing 2 was developed and built at the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST).

It will photograph Tiangong 2 in orbit and will monitor space debris. It features an Ammonia based propulsion system

The satellite features 25 Megapixel high-resolution full-frame visible light camera and fisheye cameras.

BanXing 2 was deployed on 22 October 2016 and will remain in formation with the station to image the complex.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology support
Operator: Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST)
Contractors: Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST)
Equipment:
Configuration: Cube
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 40 kg
Orbit: 374 km × 384 km, 42.79
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BanXing 2 (BX 2) 2016-057H 15.09.2016 Jq SLS-1 CZ-2F/T with Tiangong 2
Further BanXing missions: