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

andy thomas andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Aug 3 20:21:47 UTC 2017

Thanks. There are two stories from April that describe the payload if you cut and paste into Google Translate:

the search string is the satellite name: 丝路一号  .
73 de andy g0sfj
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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.  |  |
>    |
> 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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