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XPNAV-1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-066A

Description

XPNAV-1 is the world’s first dedicated Pulsar Navigation Test Satellite, aiming to prove technologies that are needed to take navigation and timing to a stellar level. Pulsar Navigation makes use of the ultra-regular X-ray emissions from pulsars for spacecraft navigation which provides great promise for future deep space navigation.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2016-11-09
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 11
    Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China
    Mass: 240 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Chinese Research Institute of Space Technology Peoples Republic of China

    Discipline

    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

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