14 December 2021
The new data relay satellite Tianlian 2-02 satellite was launched on 14 December at 0:09 BJT by a CZ-3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Tianlian 2-02 is China's 2nd-generation data relay satellite, which will be tasked with relaying data for spacecrafts, space labs, and the CSS. It will also offer data relay services for LEO and MEO satellites and will be used to track and monitor spacecraft launches. The satellite has enhanced capability to serve multiple users and can better work in different orbital positions.
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