Tongchuan-1 (Tongchuan No. 1, Zhaojin-1, TY4-02, TY-5, PolarLight)

Name Tongchuan-1 (Tongchuan No. 1, Zhaojin-1, TY4-02, TY-5, PolarLight)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational (Smallsat 2020)
Launched 2018-10-29
NORAD ID 43665
Deployer Unknown
Launcher Long March
Organisation Spacety
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation China
Manufacturer AIVT by Spacety
Launch brokerer Unknown
Oneliner Pick up signals from gamma-ray bursts.
Results On May 18 2018, the high voltage was turned on for the first time to enter the operating mode, and the space X-ray and charged particle-triggered tracks were successfully detected, indicating that the detector was operating normally, and the feasibility of applying the new generation of polarization detection technology to space astronomy was verified.
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Last modified: 2021-03-21
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