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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||202 km × 379 km, 40.81°|
|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|