Tianyuan-1 Satellite

Name Tianyuan-1
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational?
Launched 2021-10-14
Deployer Unknown
Launcher Long March 2D
Entity name Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation China

Demonstration of subsystems and cold-gas thruster.


Carry out in-orbit verification of domestic components so that China’s autonomous controllability of space components can be enhanced. It also includes NJUST’s homegrown solid rock booster and cold gas thruster for the first test in the space. The cold gas thruster, manufactured by 3D printing, reduces its weight by more than 30%.

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Keywords Propulsion
On the same launch

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