Please make a donation to support Gunter's Space Page.
Thank you very much for visiting Gunter's Space Page. I hope that this site is useful and informative for you.
If you appreciate the information provided on this site, please consider supporting my work by making a simple and secure donation via PayPal. Please help to run the website and keep everything free of charge. Thank you very much.

BNU 1 (Jingshi 1)


The BNU 1 or Jingshi 1, also known as Ice Pathfinder, is a small experimetal satellite by Beijing Normal University (BNU) to conduct all-weather polar climate and environmental observations around the Earth's orbit.

The 16 kg satellite features camera systems and an AIS-receiver:

  • a camera with a resolution of 80 m and a swath width of 745 km. The spectrum of a wide-format camera is full color, blue, green, red, and red.
  • an optical camera with a resolution of 8 m and a swath width of 25 km
  • an AIS-receiver
Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator: Beijing Normal University (BNU)
Contractors: Beijing Normal University (BNU)
Equipment: 2 cameras, AIS-receiver
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 16 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BNU 1 2019-059B 12.09.2019 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with ZY-1 02D, Taurus 1

Cite this page: