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HEAD-2A/B / SpaceTY 16/17 / Tianqi 4A/B

Launch Time
Sat Dec 07, 2019 08:52 UTC


Kuaizhou 1A
Status: Active
Payload to LEO: 300 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 19.4 m
Fairing Diameter: 1.4 m
Fairing Height: 4.0 m

Mission Details


HEAD 1 or Hede 1 is a Chinese commercial satelliteby HEAD Aerospace to track ships receiving their AIS (Automated Identification System) signals. The three-axis stabilized satellites was built by SAST (Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology) and features an high performance AIS-receiver being able to process 2 million AIS short messages per 24 hours and to identify 60000 ships. HEAD 1 serves also as a prototype for the Skywalker constellation, which is to be a commercial small satellite-based constellation supporting multiple applications.
Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 90 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit

SpaceTY 16/17

Satellites from Spacety Aerospace Co.
Payloads: 2
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


Tianqi (also transcribed Tiange) is a series of small Chinese experimental LEO comsats by Guodian Gaoke for IoT communications, which are also carrying a camera for educational purposes. Guodian Gaoke plans to operate an IoT constellation operation. The "Apocalypse Constellation" provides users with much-needed data collection and transmission services for terrestrial network coverage blind areas, which are widely used in marine, environmental protection, meteorological, forestry, geological, emergency, rescue and smart city industries to enhance China's global data network coverage and application capabilities are of strategic importance.
Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 16 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


Site 9401 (SLS-2), Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China



92nd orbital launch attempt