Aoxiang Zhixing Satellite

Aoxiang Zhixing
Aoxiang Zhixing
Satellite name Aoxiang Zhixing (Star of Aoxiang, SAOX, AX-1)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Status Reentry 2016-09-29. Was operational (Confirmed operational during IAC2016 and reentry soon after)
Launched 2016-06-25
NORAD ID 41625
Deployer Unknown
Launcher Long March 7
Entity name Northwestern Polytechnical University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation China

Demonstrate first 12U CubeSat platform and using polarized sunlight.


To investigate the feasibility of using polarized sunlight for spacecraft attitude determination and navigation; 2) To perform microgravity research using a miniaturized gravimeter, and 3) To demonstrate hopefully the world first 12U CubeSat platform and relevant technologies.

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