DSLWP A1 [HIT]
DSLWP A1 and A2 (Discovering the Sky at Longest Wavelengths Pathfinder) are two identical Chinese lunar microsatellites mission to perform ultra long-wave astronomical observations developped at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT).
The 45 kg micro-satellites are to be launched piggy-back with Chang'e 4 Relay (Queqiao), but are to insert them by themselves into a 200 km × 9000 km lunar orbits. The satellites are three-axis stabilized and carry a radio-astronomy payload featuring two linear polarization antennas mounted along and normal to the flight direction, which uses the moon as a shield to avoid radio emmanations from earth. Additionally, the satellites carry a King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) developed micro-optical camera and a amateur radio communications system.
|Type / Application:||Lunar Orbiter|
|Operator:||Harbin Institute of Technology|
|Contractors:||Harbin Institute of Technology|
|Power:||Solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||200 km × 9000 km lunar orbit|
|DSWLP A1 (Longjiang 1)||-||2018||Xi||CZ-4C||with Chang'e 4 Relay, DSWLP A2|
|DSWLP A2 (Longjiang 2)||-||2018||Xi||CZ-4C||with Chang'e 4 Relay, DSWLP A1|