Chinese commercial satellite company sends satellite named after CPC birthplace to orbit


Chinese commercial satellite company Beijing Guodian Gaoke Technology Co has successfully put a satellite named after Jiaxing, East China’s Zhejiang Province, the convening venue of the first congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center to pay tribute to the CPC’s centennial.

As one of a series of small Chinese experimental Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites dubbed the Apocalypse constellation, the satellite will actively serve in smart city, tourism emergency, transportation and power, and ecological environmental protection, the company confirmed with the Global Times on Sunday.

Operated by Beijing Guodian Gaoke Technology Co for IoT communications, Apocalypse constellation is aiming to have 38 low-orbit satellites by 2022. 

At the satellite naming ceremony held in Jiaxing on Thursday, two other satellites were named after Ruijin in East China’s Jiangxi Province and Yan’an in Northwest China’s Shaanxi…

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