Chinese engineers disclosed additional details of its small and nano satellites plans in a space symposium held in Shanghai from 17-20 April 2001.
According to Dr. Zhang Yingchun of the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), the TS-1 (Tansuo-1) is a 150-kg microsatellite with a 10-meter stereo resolution observation capacity is being developed with input from Astrium.
Dr. Zhang Xiaomin, of Tsinghua University Space Center, said his institute was working on three nanosatellites, including a 10-kg MEMS technology test platform, to be launched in 2002, along with a 50-kg and a 100-kg nanosatellite, the latter to be developed jointly with Surrey.
Also under development, according to Zhang, is a 1-kg picosatellite.
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