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KL-Alpha A, KL-Alpha B

Launch Time
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:00 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

KL-Alpha A, KL-Alpha B

The KL-Alpha A and B, satellites are test satellites for a global multimedia satellite system for the German company KLEO Connect. The satellites were built by CAS Microspace and feature a Ka-band communications payload. The purpose of the alpha phase test satellites is to assess the Ka-band mobile communication environment adaptability, the verification of a Ka-band LEO satellites to GEO satellite interference suppression technology, and the orbital evaluation of commercial-grade electronic components to achieve low-cost long-life.
Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 160 kg
Low Earth Orbit


Site 95, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China



82nd orbital launch attempt