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TX 1


TX 1 (Tian Xun 1) is a Chinese microsatellite built by the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

The main payload is a 2.5 kg CCD camera built by Suzhou University. It has a maximum resolution of roughly 30 meters.

TX-1 was launched piggy-back with Yaogan 12 in November 2011. It re-entered the atmosphere on 7 February 2016.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Earth observation, technology
Contractors: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Power: Solar cells, battery
Mass: 58 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TX 1 2011-066A 09.11.2011 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with Yaogan 12

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