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GomX4 B

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-015E

Description

GomX-4A (Ulloriaq) and GomX-4B will test intersatellite communication links and propulsion while orbiting up to 4500 km apart. The two satellites are based on the CubeSat models that are nanosatellites based on standardized 10×10 cm units. GomX-4B is a ‘6-unit’ CubeSat, double the size of its predecessor GomX-3, which was released from the International Space Station in 2015. The two small satellites will test intersatellite link technology, routing data from one satellite to the other, then down to the ground station. Part of the ground testing ensured they could indeed talk to each other and the actual ground station on an end-to-end basis.

Alternate Names

  • 43196
  • GomX4B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2018-02-02
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2D
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agencies

  • European Space Agency (Denmark)
  • Unknown (Denmark)

Discipline

  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

 
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