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Tianlian 1-02



Tianlian 1-02, a Chinese data relay satellite, was launched from Xichang on 11 July 2011 at 15:41 UT by a Long March 3C rocket. The satellite is the second launch of the Tianlian communication system. Tianlian 1-02 spacecraft will join the Tianlian 1-01 data relay satellite launched in April 2008 in monitoring flights of China's manned Shenzhou capsule and China's future space station. The satellite will be placed in a circular orbit approximately 22,300 miles over the equator.

Alternate Names

  • 37737
  • Tianlian1-02

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-07-11
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3C
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • China National Space Administration (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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