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Clipper Rocket Successfully Launches China's First 10Gbps Low-orbit Broadband Communication Satellite

Jan 17, 2020

At noon today at 11:02, China successfully launched the first low-orbit broadband communications satellite, Galaxy Space Launch Star, with China's first low-orbit broadband communications satellite with a communication capacity of 10Gbps, at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite smoothly entered the planned orbit and the mission was successfully completed.


On January 16, 2020, the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and Kuazhou-1A launch vehicle successfully launched the first star of the Galaxy Space Launch. (Photo by Liu Wei)

The first star of Galaxy Aerospace is a low-orbit broadband communication satellite of international advanced level independently developed by Galaxy Aerospace (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. The satellite uses communication frequency bands such as Q / V and Ka, and has a transparent transmission capability of 10Gbps. It can provide users with broadband communication services through satellite terminals. After the satellite is put into orbit, relevant technology and business verification will be carried out in orbit.


On January 16, 2020, the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and Kuazhou-1A launch vehicle successfully launched the first star of the Galaxy Space Launch. (Photo by Liu Wei)

Kuaizhou No. 1A carrier rocket is a small solid carrier rocket developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Co., Ltd. Aerospace Science and Technology Rocket Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Aerospace Sanjiang Group. It has the characteristics of high orbit accuracy, short preparation period and low launch cost. This is the eighth launch of the Kuaizhou-1A launch vehicle.


On January 16, 2020, the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and Kuazhou-1A launch vehicle successfully launched the first star of the Galaxy Space Launch.

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