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Tianlian 1-05



TL 1 are used to support real-time communications between orbiting satellites and ground control stations. This system replaced the earlier network of ground-based space tracking and telemetry stations and space tracking ships.

Alternate Names

  • Tianlian105
  • 49011

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2021-07-06
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3C/E
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (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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