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Kaidun 1 (Caton 1)

Caton 1 [China Space Flight]

The Kaidun 1 or Caton 1 is a 2U CubeSat built jointly by the Beijing Kaidun Universal Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing MSI Technology Development Co., Ltd. and the Nanjing University of Technology.

The satellite is to test a VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) for communications via the Inmarsat satellite system.

The satellite was launched as a secondary paload on a Kuaizhou-1A rocket.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Beijing Kaidun Universal Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing MSI Technology Development Co., Ltd.,Nanjing University of Technology
Contractors: Beijing Kaidun Universal Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing MSI Technology Development Co., Ltd.,Nanjing University of Technology
Equipment: VDES
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 2.72 kg
Orbit: 656 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kaidun 1 (Caton 1) 2017-002 09.01.2017 Jq SLS-E Kuaizhou-1A with Lingqiao 1-03, XY S1
Further Jilin-1 missions: