China launched the Yinhe 1 satellite on a Kuaizhou 1A aunch vehicle from Jiuquan satellite launch centre at 0300 GMT on 16 January 2019. Built, owned and operated by Galaxy Space, the 227 kg Yinhe 1 is a technology test satellite for the forthcoming 5G standard mobile communications constellation.

Kuiazhou 1A launches Yinhe-1. Courtesy: CASIC