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Hongyun 1

Means Rainbow cloud


Designation 43871 / 18108A
Launch date 21 Dec 2018
Country of origin China
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 1070 km sun-synchronous
Inclination 99.9°
Period 106.6 min
Launch vehicle Long March 11 #5

First of a planned constellation of 156 satellites in LEO, to provide data transmission and AIS, ADS-B and DCS payloads. Announced by CASIC in 2016, called a broadband wifi distribution satellite.

Each satellite said to provide at 500 Mbps capacity

Not to be confused with Hongyan, a competing system.

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