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XW 3



The XW 3 or CAS 9 (Chinese Amateur Radio satellite 9) is a picosatellites for for atmospheric physics experiments and amateur radio missions..

These satellites are built to a 6U CubeSat standard. The functions of the satellite include UHF CW telemetry beacon, GMSK telemetry data transmission, V/U mode linear transponder, a visible light band space camera and an experimental thermoelectric generator for high school students.

Alternate Names

  • 50466
  • CAS 9
  • XW3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2021-12-26
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4C
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Communications
  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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