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CentiSpace-1 S1 (Xiangrikui 1)

CentiSpace-1 S1 []

CentiSpace-1 S1, renamed Xiangrikui 1 after launch, is a Chinese commercial small satellite by a Beijing-based company called Future Navigation, which is to test GNSS augumentation techniques, among them a laser inter-satellite communication link.

It was built by CAS Microspace based on their WN-100 bus.

The satellite was launched in September 2018 on a Kuaizhou-1A rocket from Jiuquan.

A second satellite was launched in July 2020 on the maiden Kuaizhou-11, but failed to reach orbit.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology ?
Operator: Future Navigation
Contractors: CAS
Equipment: Laser communication link
Configuration: WN-100 bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 97 kg
Orbit: 695 km × 708 km, 98.22
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CentiSpace-1 S1 (Xiangrikui 1) 2018-075A 29.09.2018 Jq LP-43/95B Kuaizhou-1A
CentiSpace-1 S2 (Xiangrikui 2) 2020-F06 10.07.2020 Jq Kuaizhou-11 with Jilin-1 High Resolution-02ES