China sends 7 satellites to LEO, testing out its first 'constellation'

China on Saturday launched seven satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The LEO broadband communication satellites, each weighing 190 kilograms, were mass-produced by China's private satellite developer GalaxySpace. Together with the company's first satellite of its kind that was put into orbit two years ago, the seven satellites make up a testing network to provide uninterrupted low-orbit satellite broadband communication services for more than 30 minutes at a time, becoming a major experimenting platform for China's satellite internet construction.

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