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XW 2A (CAS 3A)

XW 2A (CAS 3A) [CAMSAT]

XW 2A or CAS 3A (Chinese Amateur Radio satellite 3A) is a Chinese micro-satellite for atmospheric physics experiments and amateur radio missions.

The satellite features a 398 mm × 398 mm × 398 mm cubic body with body mounted solar cells and a mass of approximately 25 kg mass. It features a three-axis stabilization system.

The amateur communications payload consists of U/V 20 kHz wide transponders with 145 MHz CW beacon and 19k2 GMSK AX25 telemetry downlinks.

Two small daughter satellites XW-2E and XW-2F will fly piggyback on top of the satellite.

XW-2A was launched in a cluster of 20 satellites on the maiden flight of the CZ-6 rocket.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Education, amateur radio communication, technology
Operator: DFH Satellite Co. Ltd, CAMSAT
Contractors: DFH Satellite Co. Ltd, CAMSAT
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 25 kg
Orbit: 506 km × 535 km, 97.5
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
XW 2A (CAS 3A) 2015-049E 19.09.2015 TY LC-16 CZ-6 with XY 2, ZDPS 2A, ZDPS 2B, TT 3, XW 2B, XW 2C, XW 2D, XW 2E, XW 2F, DCBB, LilacSat 2, NUDT-PhoneSat, NS 2, ZJ 1, KJSY 1, XC 1, XC 2, XC 3, XC 4