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Tiankun 1



The small TK-1 Tiankun-experimental satellite is the first to be developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation.

The satellite was developed by the country’s “Second Bureau” and will be used to test the new small satellite bus performance in orbit. The development of the new satellite bus began in March 2014.

TK-1 will be used for remote sensing, telecommunications and experiments in minisatellite-based technologies.

Alternate Names

  • 42061
  • TK 1
  • Tiankun1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-03-02
Launch Vehicle: Kaituozhe 2
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China

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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