|Galaxy Space plans to establish a low Earth orbit 5G constellation. Credit: Galaxy Space.|
China’s most powerful low-orbiting communication satellite, also the biggest spacecraft ever built by a private Chinese company, was launched in Northwest China.
The GalaxySpace 1, designed and built by the Beijing-based startup GalaxySpace and launched yesterday, is also widely considered the country’s first 5G-capable satellite.
The 200kg satellite was lifted at 11.02am atop a Kuaizhou 1A rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert, according to a statement by GalaxySpace.
It has a transmission capacity of 10 Gigabits per second and uses multiple bands such as Q/V and Ka, the company said.
China has been going all-out to boost and promote 5G communication technology, regarding it as one of the major driving forces for future social and economic development.
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|Liftoff of the Kuaizhou-1A light solid rocket from Jiuquan at 10:02 p.m.
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