CAS 2A [CAMSAT]
CAS 2A (Chinese Amateur Radio satellite 2A) are two Chinese micro-satellites for amateur radio communication and education.
The satellite features a 270 mm × 270 mm × 250 mm cubic body with body mounted solar cells and a mass of approximately 25 kg mass. It features a three-axis stabilization system.
The amateur communications payload consists a linear transponder. There will be a radio link between two satellites when the satellites are in suitable positions in their orbits, so that the amateur radio communication coverage can be extended.
Both CAS 2A1 and CAS 2A2 were to be launched together in 2015 from Taiyuan into a 1000 km sun synchronous orbit. This project was superceded by the CAS 3 (CAS 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F, CAS 3G, 3H, 3I) constellation.
|Type / Application:||Education, amateur radio communication, technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||1000 km SSO|
|CAS 2A1||-||cancelled||TY||with ?, CAS 2A2|
|CAS 2A2||-||cancelled||TY||with ?, CAS 2A1|