Satellite Tiangong-1 (TG-1) of Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Tiangong-1 (TG-1)
Country of Operator/Owner China (PR)
Operator/Owner Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center
Users Government
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 360
Apogee (km) 361
Eccentricity 7.42886858331476E-05
Inclination (degrees) 42.8
Period (minutes) 91.8
Launch Mass (kg.) 8506
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 29-09-2011
Expected Lifetime 2 yrs.
Country of Contractor China (PR)
Launch Site Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 2F
COSPAR Number 2011-053A
NORAD Number 37820
Comments First of the three experimental single-module orbital stations (Space Laboratory) to be launched by China between 2011 and 2016 to develop and test a range of techniques required for building a permanently-manned space station.


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