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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.

Alternate Names

  • 38258
  • TiantuoI

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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