LilacSat 2 [HIT]
CAS 3H or LilacSat 2 is a low-cost, nano-satellite for education, amateur radio communication and technology demonstration, built by a team of 15 students of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT).
It is a cube-shaped 20 cm × 20 cm × 20 cm satellite with a weight of 11 kg.
LilacSat-2 provides hands-on experience for students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to build flight hardware for a space mission. The training these students gain by working on this project will better prepare them for work in the aerospace industry.
LilacSat-2 carries four payloads:
The lifetime of LilacSat-2 is expected to be 3 to 6 months. The planned orbit is 520 km × 520 km with an inclination of 97°.
LilacSat 2 was launched in a cluster of 20 satellites on the maiden flight of the CZ-6 rocket.
|Type / Application:||Education, amateur radio communication, technology|
|Operator:||Harbin Institute of Technology, CAMSAT|
|Contractors:||Harbin Institute of Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||520 km × 541 km, 97.47°|
|LilacSat 2 (Zidingxiang 2, CAS 3H)||2015-049K||19.09.2015||TY LC-16||CZ-6||with XY 2, ZDPS 2A, ZDPS 2B, TT 3, XW 2A, XW 2B, XW 2C, XW 2D, XW 2E, XW 2F, DCBB, NUDT-PhoneSat, NS 2, ZJ 1, KJSY 1, XC 1, XC 2, XC 3, XC 4|