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Tsinghua, with a prelaunch name Beijing 1, is a Chinese (PRC) photo-imaging microsatellite (166 kg) that was launched by a Cosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:52 UT on 27 October 2005. It will help in planning projects for the 2008 Olympics, and monitor natural and man-made disasters.

Alternate Names

  • 28890
  • Beijing 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-10-27
Launch Vehicle: Cosmos
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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