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XW 1 (CAS 1, HO 68, Hope-OSCAR 68)

XW 1

XW 1 (also known as CAS 1, Chinese Amateur Radio satellite 1) is the first chinese amateur radio satellite.

XW 1 is a micro-satellite for amateur radio purposes. The payload includes a telemetry beacon, a linear transponder, a FM repeater, a digital store-forward transponder. The operations all have 70 cm downlinks and 2 meter uplinks. The output for the transponder is 1 W and 200 mW for the beacon. The satellite has a mass of 50 kg.

The satellite was launched piggy-back on a CZ-4C rocket into a 100 inclination orbit with 1200 km apogee on 15 December 2009.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication amateur radio
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 50 kg
Orbit: 1193 km × 1204 km, 100.50
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
XW 1 (CAS 1, HO 68, Hope-OSCAR 68) 2009-072B 15.12.2009 TY LC-9 CZ-4C with Yaogan 8

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