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Xiaoxiang 1 (XX 1, TY 1)

Xiaoxiang 1 [CGTRI]

Xiaoxiang 1 (XX 1), also known as TY 1 (Tianyi 1), is a prototyp commercial research nanosatellite developed by Spacety Aerospace Co. at the Changsha Gaoxinqu Tianyi Research Institute, Hunan.

The 8 kg satellite is built to the 6U CubeSat form factor. The payload consists of a stabilization system to provide precise, stabilzed camera pointing. It serves as a pathfinder for a small constellation of commercial research satellites (TY 2-5).

Xiaoxiang 1 was launched as a piggy-back payload on the second flight of the CZ-11 rocket.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Spacety Aerospace Co., Changsha Gaoxinqu Tianyi Research Institute, Hunan
Contractors: Spacety Aerospace Co., Changsha Gaoxinqu Tianyi Research Institute, Hunan
Equipment: Stabilized camera system
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 8 kg
Orbit: 500 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Xiaoxiang 1 (XX 1, Tianyi 1, TY 1) 2016-066B 09.11.2016 Jq SLS-E2 CZ-11 with XPNAV 1, Lishui 1-01, Pina-2 01, Pina-2 02, CAS 2T & KS 1Q