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BY 1, 2 (BY70 1, 2 / Bayi Kepu Weixing 1 / Xibaipo, Babi 2)


BY 1 or Bayi Kepu Weixing 1 (sometimes also called BY70 1) is a 2U-CubeSat project led by China Center for Aerospace Science and Technology International Communications for school education and amateur radio. Students from the Beijing Bayi High School built the satellite under the instructions from experts.

The amateur radio equipment onboard will provide telecommand, telemetry and FM repeater functions. The spacecraft will be 3 axis stabilised and have deployable solar panels. Proposing a V/U transponder and requesting a 436.2MHz downlink and a 145.935 MHz uplink.

The satellite was launched on 28 December 2016 on a CZ-2D (2) rocket as a piggy-back payload. A launch mishap left the payloads in a lower than planned orbit.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology, amateur communication
Operator: CAST, Beijing Bayi High School
Contractors: CAST, Beijing Bayi High School
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit: 215 km × 518 km, 97.59
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BY 1 (BY70 1, Bayi Kepu Weixing 1) 2016-083C 28.12.2016 TY LC-9 P CZ-2D (2) with GaoJing-1 01, GaoJing-1 02
BY 2 (BY70 2, Xibaipo, Babi 2) 2020-042B 03.07.2020 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with Gaofen Duomo


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