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 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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||8 kg ?|
|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|