SilkRoad-1 01 or Silu 1 is a Chinese 3U Cubesat for earth observation.
The tiny, 4.5 kg remote sensing satellite was developed by the Xi'an Institute of Surveying and Mapping, with involvement from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a number of its branches. Silk Road-1 is designed to be a pathfinder for a constellation of around 30 satellites operating across a variety of wavelengths.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Operator:||Xi'an Institute of Surveying and Mapping|
|Configuration:||CubeSat (3U) ?|
|Power:||Solar cells ?, batteries|
|Orbit:||387 km × 395 km, 42.8°|
|Silkroad-1 01 (Silu 1)||2017-021F||20.04.2017||We LC-201||CZ-7||with Tianzhou 1|