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BanXing 1 (BX 1)

BanXing 1 [CCTV]

BanXing 1 (BX 1) was a small, 40 kg technlogy satellite deployed from the crewed Shenzhou 7 capsule.

Banxing 1 was developed and built at the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST).

The satellite was equipped with a 1.4 Megapixel camera.

After photographing Shenzhou-7, it moved away to a distance about several kilometers, and tested constellation flight and station keeping technology with the orbital module over some months following the end of the Shenzhou-7 mission.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology support
Operator: Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST)
Contractors: Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST)
Configuration: Cube
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 40 kg
Orbit: 328 km × 338 km, 42.40
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BanXing 1 (BX 1) 2008-047G 25.09.2008 Jq LC-43/90 CZ-2F with Shenzhou 7
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