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Tianqi 1, 2, 3 (Tao Xingzhi)

Tianqi (also transcribed Tiange) is a series of small Chinese experimental LEO comsats by Guodian Gaoke for IoT communications, which are also carrying a camera for educational purposes.

Guodian Gaoke plans to operate an IoT constellation operation. The "Apocalypse Constellation" provides users with much-needed data collection and transmission services for terrestrial network coverage blind areas, which are widely used in marine, environmental protection, meteorological, forestry, geological, emergency, rescue and smart city industries to enhance China's global data network coverage and application capabilities are of strategic importance.

The first satellite Tianqi 1 was launched in October 2018 as a co-passenger to CFOSAT on a CZ-2C (3) rocket.

The second satellite, Tianqi 3 or Tao Xingzhi, was launched in June 2019 on the first sea launch of a CZ-11H rocket.

The third satellite, Tianqi 2 will be one of the paylaods on the maiden Jielong-1 flight.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Guodian Gaoke
Contractors: Guodian Gaoke
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 8 kg ?
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tianqi 1 2018-083 29.10.2018 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2C (3) with CFOSAT, Xiaoxiang 1-02, Tongchuan 1, Xinghe, Changshagaoxin, CubeBel 1, ?
Tianqi 2 2019-052 17.08.2019 Jq SLS-E2 Jielong-1 with Qiancheng 01, Xingshidai 5
Tianqi 3 (Tao Xingzhi) 2019-032 05.06.2019 @YS (Tai Rui) CZ-11H with Jilin-1 High Resolution 03A, Bufeng 1A, Bufeng 1B, Xiaoxiang 1-04, Tianxiang 1, Tianxiang 2