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KL-Beta A B



The KL-Beta A and B satellites are test satellites for a global multimedia satellite system for the German company KLEO Connect.

The satellites are improved versions of the earlier KL-Alpha prototypes.

The purpose of the Beta 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. They were developed by the Institute of Microsatellite Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. They are equipped with laser communication payloads, Ka-band communication payloads, and Hall electric thrusters to carry out high-speed inter-satellite laser communications and multi-beam communications.

Alternate Names

  • 49060
  • KLBetaAB

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2021-08-04
Launch Vehicle: Long March 6
Launch Site: Taiyuan, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Germany)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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