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Dong Fang Hong 157

Also called Xpnav, Maichong Xing Shiyan Weixing (means Pulse Star Experimental Satellite)


Designation 41841 / 16066A
Launch date 9 Nov 2016
Country of origin China
Mission Astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 503/522 km
Inclination 97.4°
Period 94 min
Launch vehicle Long March 11 #2

Developed by CAST, 240 kg. To test X-ray pulsar detection as a means of navigation to determine the location of a spacecraft.

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