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Tianqi 8, 9, 14, 15

Tianqi 8 [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.

Tianqi 8 was launched in December 2020 as a co-passenger on the maiden CZ-8 rocket. It is larger than the earlier Cubesat based Tianqi satellites.

Tianqi 9 was launched in April 2021 as a co-passenger on a CZ-6 rocket.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication M2M/IoT
Operator: Guodian Gaoke
Contractors: Guodian Gaoke
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: ~50 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tianqi 8 (TQ 8, Ping'an 1) 2020-102D 22.12.2020 We LC-201 CZ-8 with XJY 7, Haisi 1, Yuanguang, ET-SMART-RSS
Tianqi 9 (TQ 9) 2021-033 27.04.2021 TY LC-16 CZ-6 with Qilu 1, Qilu 4, Foshan 1, Hangsheng 1, NEO 1, Taijing-2 01, Jinzijing 1-01, Jinzijing 1-02
Tianqi 14 (TQ 14) 2021-055E 18.06.2021 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yaogan 30-09-01, Yaogan 30-09-02, Yaogan 30-09-03
Tianqi 15 (TQ 15, Ruijin) 2021-065B 19.07.2021 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yaogan 30-10-01, Yaogan 30-10-02, Yaogan 30-10-03