12 June 2020
The satellites, Xingyun-2 01 and 02 for China's space-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) project have completed phase-1 tests in orbit. Engineers at the Xingyun Ground Gateway, located in Wuhan National Aerospace Industry Base, tested the satellite platforms, payloads, and key technologies such as inter-satellite links. The results were in line with expectations, CASIC said. Additional in-orbit tests will be continued for the completion of the Xingyun project, China's first self-developed, space-based IoT constellation. The project is anticipated to solve problems detected in the IoT businesses' communication blind-zone, as a result of deficient coverage of cellular wireless communication networks.
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