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Tianqi 7, 8, 9, 13, 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 (1) 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
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Mass: ~50 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tianqi 7 (TQ 7, Dasong Guanyao) 2022-167 09.12.2022 @YS (Tai Rui) Jielong-3 with Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D-44, ..., 03D-50, Jilin-1 Pingtai-01A-01, HEAD 2H, Jinzijing 1-05, 1-06, Huoju 1, CAS 5A, CAS 5B?
Tianqi 8 (TQ 8, Ping'an 1) 2020-102D 22.12.2020 We LC-201 CZ-8 (1) with XJY 7, Haisi 1, Yuanguang, ET-SMART-RSS
Tianqi 9 (TQ 9) 2021-033E ? 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 13 (TQ 13, Alashan 1) 2023-003 09.01.2023 Jq LP-43/95B Ceres-1 (3) (Gushenxing-1 (3)) with Xiamen Keji 1, Tianmu-1 01, Tianmu-1 02, Nantong Zhongxue
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

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