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BX 1

NSSDCA ID: 2008-047G


aBnXing 1 (BX 1) was a small, 40 kg technlogy satellite deployed from the crewed Shenzhou 7 capsule.

Banxing 1 was developed and built at the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST).

The satellite was equipped with a 1.4 Megapixel camera. After photographing Shenzhou-7, it moved away to a distance about several kilometers, and tested constellation flight and station keeping technology with the orbital module over some months following the end of the Shenzhou-7 mission.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2008-09-25
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 2F
    Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China
    Mass: 40 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

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