New Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite Could Launch on December 25

The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) amateur radio satellite has been installed on the CZ-4C Y39 launch vehicle at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China, and related work is in progress as planned, CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU, reports.

“If all goes well, the satellite will be launched on December 25, 2021.” The orbit will be a circular sun-synchronous orbit with an altitude of 770.1 kilometers. The XW-3…

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