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BanXing 2 (BX 2) is a small technlogy satellite to be deployed from the Tiangong 2 space station. Banxing 2 was developed and built at the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST). It will photograph Tiangong 2 in orbit and will monitor space debris. It features an Ammonia based propulsion system.

The satellite features 25 Megapixel high-resolution full-frame visible light camera and fisheye cameras.

Alternate Names

  • Banxing2
  • 41834

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-09-15
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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