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NEO 1

NEO 1 [Origin Space Technology]

NEO 1 is a scientific research and technology verification satellite, used to carry out scientific research based on small celestial body observations and prototype technology verification for space resource acquisition in low earth orbit.

It is developed by Shanghai Aerospace Science and Technology Co., the user is Shenzhen Origin Space Technology Co.

NEO-1 will deploy a small tethered target, which will then be captured by a deployable net. Afterwards the NEO-1 satellite will use electric propulsion to deorbit.

NEO 1 was launched in April 2021 as a co-passenger on a CZ-6 rocket.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Shenzhen Origin Space Technology Co.
Contractors: Shanghai Aerospace Science and Technology Co. (SAST)
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Power: Solar arrays, batteries
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Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
NEO 1 2021-033 27.04.2021 TY LC-16 CZ-6 with Qilu 1, Qilu 4, Foshan 1, Hangsheng 1, Tianqi 9, Taijing-2 01, Jinzijing 1-01, Jinzijing 1-02