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Hongyan 1

Hongyan 1 [CASC]

Hongyan 1 is a prototype satellite for CASC's +300 satellite Hongyan broad-band LEO communications constellation.

The first Hongyan satellite was launched on a CZ-2D (2) YZ-3 rocket and went into a 1100-kilometer orbit to test L- and Ka-band communications technologies.

Nine Hongyan satellites will be launched by 2020 to test the system, which ultimately will comprise 320 satellites. A factory able to produce as many as 130 Hongyan satellites a year has been built in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.

Nation: China
Type / Application: ?
Operator: CASC
Contractors: CASC
Power: solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 1090 km × 1098 km, 50.01
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Hongyan 1 2018-112F 29.12.2018 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2D (2) YZ-3 with Yunhai-2 01, Yunhai-2 02, Yunhai-2 03, Yunhai-2 04, Yunhai-2 05, Yunhai-2 06