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Tianzhi 1

Tianzhi 1 []

Tianzhi 1 is a experimental Chinese satellite developed jointly by a number of institutes under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) as a test satellite to be used to verify the key technologies of software-defined satellites.

The satellite has a mass of 27 kg according to China News Service (Chinese), with payloads including a small cloud computing platform and a camera. Tianzhi-2 is expected to launch in the second half of 2019.

Tianzhi 1 was launched in 2018 on a CZ-2D (2) rocket.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Mass: 27 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tianzhi 1 2018-094 19.11.2018 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2) with SY 6, Jiading 1, Tianping 1A, Tianping 1B
Tianzhi 2 - 2019 with ?