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Tianqin 1/CAS 6 (TQ-OSCAR 108)

Tianqin 1/CAS 6 [CAMSAT]

Tianqin 1/CAS 6 (Chinese Amateur Radio satellite 6) is a Chinese technology development microsatellite for China's gravitational-wave-astronomy program, which carries a subpayload for amateur radio communication and education.

The satellite was built by DFH Satellite Co. for Zhongshan Daxue (Sun Yat-sen University) and Huahzhong U. of Science and Technology. It features a 490 mm × 499 mm × 430 mm cubic body with body mounted solar cells and a mass of approximately 35 kg mass. The payload is a VHF CW Telemetry Beacon, a U/V Mode 20 kHz Linear Transponder and an atmospheric wind detector. It features a three-axis stabilization system.

The satellite was originally to be launched on the first sea launch of a CZ-11H rocket, but was not on board. It was eventually launched in December 2019 on a CZ-4B.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Education, amateur radio communication, technology
Operator: CAMSAT
Contractors: CAMSAT
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 35 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tianqin 1/CAS 6 (TQ-OSCAR 108, TO 108) 2019-093A 20.12.2019 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with CBERS 4A, ETRSS 1, Yuheng, Shuntian, Yizheng 1, Tianyan 02, Weilai 1R, FloripaSat 1

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