CAS-7B on Hyperbola 1


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The CAS-7B cubesat is slated for launch on the Hyperbola-1 launch vehcile on July 22, 2019 at 05:00:00UTC from Jiuquan, China.

The preliminary TLE is below (300km circular orbit at 42.7 deg inclination):

CAS-7B(BP-1B)
1 99999U          19203.21831019 -.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0 00008
2 99999 042.7339 005.2478 0013606 285.8754 218.2911 15.94575752000011

This is from https://www.amsat.org/pipermail/amsat-bb/2019-July/073970.html

It looks like the cubesat will deploy a ball/balloon. This will drastically increase its drag, and at that low altitude, its lifetime could be as short as a week, or as long as a month.

More information at:
https://amsat-uk.org/tag/cas-7b/
https://www.amsat.org/camsat-cas-7b-is-ready-for-june-launch/