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      Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU:http://en.nwpu.edu.cn), located in China's ancient capital Xi'an, is a multi-disciplinary, research-based and open university characterized by engineering education and scientific research in aeronautics, astronautics and navigation. The university is affiliated with and administrated under the Ministry of Industry and Information of China.

Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory for Microsatellites of NWPU has established tight cooperative relationship with many Chinese and overseas aeronautic and astronautic enterprises and research institutions with technical support and guidance provided. The Laboratory has participated in l large number of domestic and international aerospace projects, including the EU QB50 Project, Shenzhou series spacecrafts, Fengyun series satellites, Shijian series satellites, manned lunar-landing and other national major projects.

'CubeSat' denotes nanosatellites that adhere to the standards of CubeSat design specification;The standard  size of CubeSat is 10X10X10cm, having a mass of no more than 1.33 kilograms; But they can be enlarged into 2U (20X10X10cm) , 3U (30X10X10cm) even 6U (30X20X10cm).

        At present, the Laboratory is developing two Cubesats at the same time. One is 12U Star of AoXiang and the other is 2U AoXiang-1. These two CubeSats will be launched in 2016. Many parts and components of the satellites are developed by SELM itself, including:




Power System

Three Axis Reaction Wheel

Three Axis Magetorquer

On Board Computer



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