China has launched the second satellite for the Tianlian II tracking and data relay series. This satellite enables communications between spacecraft and is part of the new series of Tianlian satellites, after the initial launch of the first Tianlian II in March of 2019.
The liftoff occurred at 00:09 local time on December 14 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The launch vehicle was a Chang Zheng 3B/E and the launch was confirmed a success by the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The target orbit for the Tianlian satellites is a Geostationary Orbit (GEO).