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CAS 2A1, 2A2

CAS 2A [CAMSAT]

CAS 2A (Chinese Amateur Radio satellite 2A) are two Chinese micro-satellites for amateur radio communication and education.

The satellite features a 270 mm × 270 mm × 250 mm cubic body with body mounted solar cells and a mass of approximately 25 kg mass. It features a three-axis stabilization system.

The amateur communications payload consists a linear transponder. There will be a radio link between two satellites when the satellites are in suitable positions in their orbits, so that the amateur radio communication coverage can be extended.

Both CAS 2A1 and CAS 2A2 were to launched together in 2015 from Taiyuan into a 1000 km sun synchronous orbit. This project was superceded by the CAS 3 (CAS 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, CAS 3G, 3H, 3I) constellation.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Education, amateur radio communication, technology
Operator: CAMSAT
Contractors: CAMSAT
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 25 kg
Orbit: 1000 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CAS 2A1 - cancelled TY with ?, CAS 2A2
CAS 2A2 - cancelled TY with ?, CAS 2A1

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