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China launched its first two satellites for an Internet of Things type project

Yesterday, China launched the first two satellites for its IoT type space project from the Jiuqiang Satellite Launch Center at 9:16 a.m. local time, Radio China reported.
“Xinun-2 01" and “Xinun-2 02" are the first satellites from a project that aims to complete a network of 80 communication satellites in low Earth orbit. They have been developed by the company “Xingyun Satellite” and will carry out testing of technology, intersatellite laser communications and low-budget commercial satellite platforms, as well as initial pilot applications of the Internet of Things.


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