08 March 2019
Development and construction of the CASIC's Hongyun low-orbit broadband communications satellite network, is on a track. The first Hongyun satellite now in orbit will soon start a trial run to demonstrate how high-speed internet services from space can work, according to Ma Jie, Party Secretary of the CASIC Second Academy, which developed the system. "The first Hongyun satellite has conducted communication tests with ground control. These tests were successful in establishing a space-based internet connection and proved that the Hongyun network will allow online browsing, video display and use of the WeChat instant messaging service," she said on the sidelines of the second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing.
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