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NS 1 (Naxing 1)


NS-1 (Nano Satellite 1) on Naxing 1, a 55 lb spacecraft is China's first nano- or micro-satellite, indicating progress in smaller lightweight space systems. Its development by Qinghua University and Aerospace Qinghua Technologies Co. Ltd. is being used as an educational asset to teach future Chinese space engineers. It carries a range of technology demonstration experiments the Chinese declined to identify.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Contractors: CAST
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 25 kg
Orbit: 543 km × 620 km, 97.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
NS 1 (Naxing 1) 2004-012B 18.04.2004 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (2) with Shiyan 1

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