China launched a broadband communications satellite Thursday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
The Chinese Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation said in a statement today that the satellite was launched at 11:02 am Beijing time on a “Quechu-1A” carrier rocket, and that the new satellite, which was sent to low Earth orbit, has the capacity Communications up to 10 Gbps.
The satellite, developed by Beijing-based Galactic Space, is the company’s first to seek to build a low-Earth orbit broadband communications satellite network and develop a global 5G network.
China launched a new remote sensing satellite yesterday morning from the Taiwan Satellite Launch Center in north Chinas Shanxi Province.
The Chinese National Space Administration said the satellite, named “Red Flag-1H9”, was launched aboard a Long March-2D carrier rocket, at 10:53 am Beijing time, indicating that the moon belongs to a family. “Gelin-1” satellites, intended for commercial use.
A previous report revealed that China started the new year 2020 with a mysterious payload, as the China Space Agency did not disclose the targets of its satellites, and government media and independent analysts made various allegations about the mission goal.
Meanwhile, Chinese media reported that a Long March 3B missile sent a satellite into space from the Xichang Space Center in southwest Chinas Sichuan Province..