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Yinhe 1, 2

Yinhe 1 [Galaxy Space]

Yinhe 1 is Chinese technology demonstration satellite for Galaxy Space's planned 144 satellite global 5G communications constellation.

Reportedly the 227 kg satellite was built by SAST on the Galaxy-1 platform and will test Q/V- and Ka-band 10 Gbps communication links.

The satellite was launched on 16 January 2020 on a Kuaizhou-1A rocket from Jiuquan.

A cluster of six more satellites on a CZ-2C (3) rocket from Xichang was launched in April 2022.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communications
Operator: Galaxy Space
Contractors: SAST
Equipment:
Configuration: Galaxy-1
Propulsion: Hall effect thruster
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 227 kg
Orbit: 621 km × 638 km, 86.4 (#1)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Yinhe 1 2020-004A 16.01.2020 Jq LP-43/95B Kuaizhou-1A
Yinhe 2-01 (Nantong 1) 2022-023 05.03.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yinhe 2-01, ..., 2-06, Xingyuan 2
Yinhe 2-02 (Yituhao Xingyuan) 2022-023 05.03.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yinhe 2-01, ..., 2-06, Xingyuan 2
Yinhe 2-03 (Xuancheng 1) 2022-023 05.03.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yinhe 2-01, ..., 2-06, Xingyuan 2
Yinhe 2-04 (Beiyou Yinhe) 2022-023 05.03.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yinhe 2-01, ..., 2-06, Xingyuan 2
Yinhe 2-05 2022-023 05.03.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yinhe 2-01, ..., 2-06, Xingyuan 2
Yinhe 2-06 2022-023 05.03.2022 Xi LC-3 CZ-2C (3) with Yinhe 2-01, ..., 2-06, Xingyuan 2

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