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LKW 1, 2

LKW 1

The LKW 1 (Ludikancha Weixing 1, Land Surveying Satellite 1) is a Chinese very high resolution earth observation satellite.

The satellite is likely intended for military purposes.

LKW 1 was launched on 3 December 2017 on a CZ-2D (2) booster from Jiquan.

A second satellite, LKW 2, is reportedly due for launch in late December 2017.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator:
Contractors: CAST
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: 3 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 489 km × 502 km, 97.46
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
LKW 1 2017-077A 03.12.2017 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2)
LKW 2 - 2017 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2) ?