[amsat-bb] China releases cubesat from cargo vessel Tianzhou-1

Nico Janssen hamsat at xs4all.nl
Thu Aug 3 19:59:50 UTC 2017

This is the 3U Cubesat Silu 1:


On 03-08-17 13:32, andy thomas via AMSAT-BB wrote:
> ...as reported at: http://www.china.org.cn/china/2017-08/03/content_41338678.htm
> Tianzhou-1 releases satellite in orbit- China.org.cn
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> Tianzhou-1 releases satellite in orbit- China.org.cn
>   By 马玉佳 China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 has successfully released a tiny satellite while in orbit.  |  |
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> apparently the cubesat was stored in the Tianzhou mission and released 104 days later.
> I was wondering if anyone knows of this cubesat? university origin maybe? on our frequencies maybe? at an inclination of 42 degrees it will be very low on the horizon from here in the UK.
> Might be an interesting launch possibility for the future?
> 73 de andy g0sfj
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