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GomX4 A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-015F

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.

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    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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