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Dalian 1-Lianli Takes a Ride on Tianzhou 6 to the Space

On the night of May 10, Dalian 1-Lianli, the first satellite designed and built in China’s northeastern province of Liaoning has been carried into space by the Tianzhou 6 cargo spacecraft at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan Province.

Developed by Dalian University of Technology, the Dalian 1-Lianli is a 17-kilogram mini Earth-observation satellite and is tasked with demonstrating technologies relating to the OpenHarmony operating system and advanced satellite components.

The Tianzhou 6 robotic cargo ship is the first spacecraft to visit China’s Tiangong space station in 2023. It is carrying about 260 packages with a combined weight of nearly 5.8 metric tons, including supplies to sustain the three-member crew for 280 days.