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Weilai 1, 1R (Future 1, 1R)

Weilai 1 (Future 1) [Landspace]

Weilai 1 (Future 1) is a small satellite for space science experiments and remote sensing by CCTV (China Central Television).

Weilai 1 is built on MinoSpace Technology's MN10 platform and measures 320 by 295 by 248 millimeters. It is to operate for two years in a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO).

The satellite was on the maiden flight of the ZhuQue-1 (LandSpace-1) launch vehicle in October 2018, but failed to reach orbit.

A replacement Weilai 1R was launched in December 2019 on a CZ-4B.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology, earth observation
Operator: CCTV
Contractors: MinoSpace Technology
Equipment:
Configuration: MN10 bus
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Mass: ~40 kg (#1); 65 kg (#1R)
Orbit: SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Weilai 1 (Future 1) 2018-F02 27.10.2018 Jq SLS-E2 F ZhuQue-1
Weilai 1R (Future 1R, Guozhi Henghao Nianjing 1, BDS-AGR 1) 2019-093 20.12.2019 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with CBERS 4A, ETRSS 1, Tianqin 1/CAS 6, Yuheng, Shuntian, Tianyan 01, Tianyan 02, FloripaSat 1

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