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Bufeng 1A, 1B

Bufeng 1 [CAST]

Bufeng 1A and 1B is a pair of small Chinese satellites built by CAST for testing the measurement of surface sea wind velocity fields via small satellites formation flying.

The Bufeng satellites measure the velocity of the wind by measuring the signals of navigation satellites reflected on the ocean's surface (GNSS-R).

The satellite were launched in June 2019 on the first sea launch of a CZ-11H rocket.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: CAST
Contractors: CAST
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Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Bufeng 1A 2019-032 05.06.2019 @YS (Tai Rui) CZ-11H with Jilin-1 High Resolution 03A, Bufeng 1B, Xiaoxiang 1-04, Tianqi 3, Tianxiang 1, Tianxiang 2
Bufeng 1B 2019-032 05.06.2019 @YS (Tai Rui) CZ-11H with Jilin-1 High Resolution 03A, Bufeng 1A, Xiaoxiang 1-04, Tianqi 3, Tianxiang 1, Tianxiang 2