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Kuaizhou 2

Kuaizhou 2 ?

Kuaizhou 2 is reportedly a satellite for natural disaster monitoring. It will be used to monitor natural disasters and provide disaster-relief information for its user, the National Remote Sensing Center of China, a public institution under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

The satellite was launched on 21 November 2014 on the second flight of the new quick-reaction Kuaizhou-1 launch vehicle from Jiuquan.

Likely the satellite is integrated with the upper stage of the launch vehicle, which is consistent with only one object detected in orbit. It performed several orbital manoeuvres. Reportedly, it carries a different kind of imaging payload than Kuaizhou 1.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: National Remote Sensing Center of China
Configuration: Kuaizhou bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: Deployable fixed solar array, batteries
Orbit: 288 km × 301 km, 96.5
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kuaizhou 2 2014-073A 21.11.2014 Jq LP-43/95A Kuaizhou-1
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