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Tianqi 1, ..., 5

Tianqi 1 [Guodian Gaoke]

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

Guodian Gaoke plans to operate an IoT constellation. 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, was one of the paylaods on the maiden Jielong-1 flight in August 2019.

Two more satellite, Tianqi 4A and 4B, were launched on 7 December 2019 on a Kuaizhou-1A rocket.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication M2M/IoT
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 (TQ 1) 2018-083G ? 29.10.2018 Jq LC-43/94 CZ-2C (3) with CFOSAT, Xiaoxiang 1-02, Tongchuan 1, Xinghe, Changshagaoxin, CubeBel 1, ?
Tianqi 2 (TQ 2) 2019-052C 17.08.2019 Jq LP-43/95B Jielong-1 with Qiancheng 01, Xingshidai 5
Tianqi 3 (TQ 3, Tao Xingzhi) 2019-032E 05.06.2019 @YS (Tai Rui) CZ-11H with Jilin-1 Gaofen-03A, Bufeng 1A, Bufeng 1B, Xiaoxiang 1-04, Tianxiang 1, Tianxiang 2
Tianqi 4A (TQ 4A) 2019-087E 07.12.2019 TY LC-16 Kuaizhou-1A with HEAD 2A, HEAD 2B, TY 16, TY 17, Tianqi 4B
Tianqi 4B (TQ 4B) 2019-087F 07.12.2019 TY LC-16 Kuaizhou-1A with HEAD 2A, HEAD 2B, TY 16, TY 17, Tianqi 4A
Tianqi 5 (TQ 5, Xinzhou/Yunjiang) 2020-003D 15.01.2020 TY LC-9 CZ-2D (2) with Jilin-1 Kuanfu-01, —uSat 7, —uSat 8, Tianqi 5

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