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Aolong 1 (ADRV)

Aolong 1 or ADRV is an active space debris removal experiment launched by China's new generation CZ-7/YZ1A launch vehicle in 2016.

The Aolong 1 payload was developed by CALT. Reportedly it is to demonstrate the removal of a simulated space debris object by capturing the object and then bringing it to a re-entry trajectory to be burned up in the Earth atmosphere.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: CALT
Contractors: CALT
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 202 km × 379 km, 40.81
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Aolong 1 (ADRV) 2016-042F 25.06.2016 We LC-201 CZ-7/YZ1A with DFFC, Aoxiang Zhixing, Tiange Feixingqi 1, Tiange Feixingqi 2, ZGZ Shiyan Zhuangzhi

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