TanSat (Tan Weixing, Carbon Satellite): Know Everything About TanSat

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names TanSat (Tan Weixing, Carbon Satellite)
Current Official Name of Satellite TanSat
Country/Org of UN Registry China
Country of Operator/Owner China
Operator/Owner China Meteorological Administration
Users Government
Purpose Earth Observation
Detailed Purpose Earth Science
Class of Orbit LEO
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 690
Apogee (km) 718
Eccentricity 1.98E-03
Inclination (degrees) 98.1
Period (minutes) 98.86
Launch Mass (kg.) 620
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 21-12-2016
Expected Lifetime (yrs.) 3
Contractor Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites
Country of Contractor China
Launch Site Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 2D
COSPAR Number 2016-081A
NORAD Number 41898
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