At 0:25 on January 20, the long march 3B carrier rocket ignited at Xichang Satellite Launch Center and put tiantong-1 03 into the scheduled orbit. The launch mission was a complete success.
Tiantong-1 satellite is developed by the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd. 01 and 02 satellites have been successfully launched by changsany rocket in 2016 and 2020 respectively. After 03 satellite is launched into orbit, Samsung will realize in orbit networking, and China's autonomous and controllable satellite mobile communication system will realize Asia Pacific regional coverage.
Tiantong-1 satellite mobile communication system is composed of space segment, ground segment and user terminal. It will provide all-weather, all-time, stable and reliable voice, short message and data mobile communication services for users in China and surrounding areas, the Middle East, Africa and most sea areas of the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, so as to improve China's satellite communication service level and emergency communication support capability power.
The 117thLaunch, is also a long march series of launch vehicles358thLaunch.
In 2021, China Aerospace Science and Technology Group plans to arrangeMore than 40 timesThe number of space launch missions, launches and flight tests reached a new high.