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Status

Success

Xingyun-2 01 (Wuhan) & 02

Launch Time
Tue May 12, 2020 01:16 UTC

The launch will be dedicated to Chinese caregivers who fought the COVID-19 pandemic in China. The rocket will be decorated for the occasion.

Rocket

Kuaizhou 1A
ExPace
Status: Active
Price: $5.8 million
Liftoff Thrust: 537 kN
Payload to LEO: 300 kg
Payload to GTO: 0 kg
Stages: 4
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 19.8 m
Fairing Diameter: 1.4 m
Fairing Height: 3.4 m

Mission Details

Xingyun-2 01 (Wuhan) & 02

Planned test satellites for a Chinese LEO constellation for Internet-of-Things (IoT) communications operated by Xingyun Satellite Co., a subsidiary of CASIC with commercial investors.
It was announced that Xingyun-2 01 would be called "Wuhan", in honour of the city of Wuhan having been the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in China.

Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 93 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Location

Site 95, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

Stats

2020

31st orbital launch attempt

Kuaizhou 1A

9th mission
9th successful mission