06 July 2021
A Long March-3C successfully launched the new Tianlian 1-05 relay satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 23:53 h BJT into GEO. The satellite is the 5th and last member of the Tianlian 1 fleet, China’s first-generation data relay spacecraft. It is expected to work for at least 7 years. Its service will further improve the country’s capability of relaying signals between satellites and ground control.
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