Hongyan 1 is a prototype satellite for the Chinese 300 satellte Hongyan broad-band LEO communications constellation.
The first Hongyan satellite will launch on a CZ-2D (2) rocket and go 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.
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