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SilkRoad-1 01 (Silu 1)

SilkRoad-1 01 or Silu 1 is a Chinese 3U Cubesat for earth observation.

The tiny, 4.5 kg remote sensing satellite was developed by the Xi'an Institute of Surveying and Mapping, with involvement from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a number of its branches. Silk Road-1 is designed to be a pathfinder for a constellation of around 30 satellites operating across a variety of wavelengths.

SilkRoad-1 01 was launched with Tianzhou 1 on a CZ-7 rocket. It was deployed 01 1 August 2017 from the Tianzhou 1.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: Xi'an Institute of Surveying and Mapping
Contractors: SpaceStarTech
Configuration: CubeSat (3U) ?
Power: Solar cells ?, batteries
Mass: 4.5 kg
Orbit: 387 km × 395 km, 42.8
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Silkroad-1 01 (Silu 1) 2017-021F 20.04.2017 We LC-201 CZ-7 with Tianzhou 1


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