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Tangguo Guan (Candy Jar)

Tangguo Guan (Candy Jar) [Alibaba]

Tangguo Guan or Candy Jar is a small communications payload owned by online retailer AliBaba to be used to send promotional messages to shoppers' mobile phones.

The payload is powered by solar cells and apparently remained intentionally attached to the launch vehicle's upper stage. The payload box is reported to have a weight of 20 or 29 kg.

Tangguo Guan was launched on 24 October 2018 on a CZ-4B launch vehicle from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communications
Operator: Alibaba
Configuration: payload attached to launch vehicle upper stage
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 20 or 29 kg
Orbit: 641 km × 940 km, 99.5
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tangguo Guan (Candy Jar) 2018-081B 24.10.2018 TY LC-9 CZ-4B with HY 2B

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