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China sends world's first 6G satellite into space

While many parts of the world were struggling for internet connectivity,  China on November 6, 2020 has successfully launched a Long March 6 rocket carrying a payload of 13 satellites into orbit and among them is "the world's first 6G satellite". 

The experimental 6G satellite which weigh approximately 70kg is named Tianyan 5, developed by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China along with Chengdu Guoxing Aerospace Technology and Beijing Weina Xingkong Technology.

6G technology is believed to be a high-frequency terahertz waves to achieve data-transmission speeds several times faster than 5G. 

The other 12 satellites aboard are the 12 Earth-observing technology created by the Argentinian company Satellogic which will be used for crop disaster monitoring and forest fire prevention.

Currently, other parts of the world has just started to enjoy the fifth and most recent generation of cellular broadband networks, 5G.  The 5G networks operate in millimeter-wave frequencies between 30 and 300 Gigahertz, which are 10 to 100 times higher frequency than 4G.

The next generation mobile internet connection is expected to be rolled out by 2030.

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