GMS-T is a prototype LEO broadband communications satellite to enable specific frequencies to support future services from orbit.
The Chinese GMS Space (or Shanghai Spacecom Satellite Technology) is a daughter of the Chinese investor GMS, which is also a stakeholder of the German KLEO Connect. Reportedly GMS Space is copying the business model of KLEO Connect and using their knowhow, ITU filings and satellite designs. Reportedly the satellite and its launch was ordered from OHB Groupís satellite manufacturers based in Germany, Sweden, and Czech Republic, either from KLEO Connect or using KLEO's funding. How GMS and KLEO Connect and their satellite systems are connected is not clear.
The mission is likely to bring in use (BIU) reserved frequencies for the planned communications satellite constellation.
It will be launched in January 2021 on a Electron KS rocket, which was contracted via OHB Cosmos.
|Nation:||China / Germany ?|
|Type, Application:||Communications, technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|GMS-T||2021-004A||20.01.2021||OnS LC-1A||Electron KS|