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Xiwang 1



Xiwang 1, a Chinese amateur radio satellite, was a secondary payload on a Long March 4C rocket launched from Taiyuan on 15 December 2009 at 02:31 UT. This satellite, also known as XW 1 or Hope 1 has a mass of approximately 50 kg and carries a beacon, and three cross-band transponders operating in FM, SSB/CW and digital modes.

Alternate Names

  • 36122
  • XW 1
  • Hope 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-12-15
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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