ZDPS 1 [Zhejiang University]
The Zhejiang University's ZDPS 1 (Zheda Pixing) series of picosatellites were the first Chinese picosatellites.
The ZDPS-1 and 1A satellites were built as 15 cm × 15 cm × 15 cm cubes with a weight of 2.5 kg for ZDPS-1 and a weight of 3.5 kg for ZDPS-1A-01 and ZDPS-1A-02 each.
Their purpose is to demonstrate pico-satellite technologies:
ZDPS-1 was launched as a piggy-back payload in 2007, but was apparently not successful.
ZDPS-1A-01 and ZDPS-1A-02 were both jointly launched in 2010 as piggy-back payloads and were the first pico-satellites that have been launched successfully in China. After two years successful in-orbit operation, main components of ZDPS-1A still work well.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Mass:||2.5 kg (#1); 3.5 kg (#1A)|
|Orbit:||651 km × 931 km, 97.81° (#1); 621 km × 657 km, 98.01° (#1A-1); 622 km × 657 km, 97.99° (#1A-2)|
|ZDPS 1 (Zheda Pixing 1)||2007-019B||25.05.2007||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 2|
|ZDPS 1A-1 (Zheda Pixing 1A-1)||2010-047B||22.09.2010||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 11, ZDPS 1A-2|
|ZDPS 1A-2 (Zheda Pixing 1A-2)||2010-047C||22.09.2010||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)||with Yaogan 11, ZDPS 1A-1|