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Silkroad 1



SilkRoad-1 01 or Silu 1 is a Chinese 3U Cubesat for earth observation.

The tiny, 4.5 kg remote sensing satellite was developed by the Xi'an Institute of Surveying and Mapping, with involvement from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a number of its branches. Silk Road-1 is designed to be a pathfinder for a constellation of around 30 satellites operating across a variety of wavelengths.

Alternate Names

  • Silkroad1
  • Silu 1
  • 42903

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-04-20
Launch Vehicle: Long March 7
Launch Site: Wenchang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 4.5 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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