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Dong Fang Hong 224

Also called KX-09 or Taizhi 1 or Taiji 1


Designation 44520 / 19058B
Launch date 30 Aug 2019
Country of origin China
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 600 km
Inclination 97.8°
Period 96.7 min
Launch vehicle Kuaizhou #6

Developed by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). To test microgravity technology experiments.

Approx 100 kg

The satellite was said to be a success in Dec 2019. Taiji 1 has taken the fundamental step in China's gravitational wave detection. Its experimental results have verified the correctness and the feasibility of the whole Taiji programme.

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