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Tiantuo I



Tiantuo I, a Chinese nanosatellite, was launched on 10 May 2012 from Taiyun at 07:06 UT on a Long March 4B rocket. The nanosatellite weighed 9.3 kg and will complete a mission dedicated to optical imaging, detection of on-orbit atomic oxygen and receiving signals from the marine Automatic Identification System (AIS) that is currently in its testing phase. The microsatellite was developed and built by the National University of Defense Technology.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2012-05-10
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 4B
    Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China
    Mass: 9.3 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


    • Navigation/Global Positioning
    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

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

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