The 7th China (International) Commercial Space Summit Forum opened in Wuhan on November 25, CCTV news reported. We learned from the forum that a number of space infrastructure projects in China are progressing in an orderly manner.
IT Home learned that at this forum, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation announced that China's first real-time remote sensing constellation will start construction, which will be composed of hundreds of low-orbit remote sensing satellites, forming earth observation capability with global coverage. In particular, the efficiency of observation will be greatly improved. After the network is completed, satellite observation data of any region of the world can be acquired in a few minutes, while the acquisition of remote sensing satellite data usually takes hours or even days.
Yuan Hongyi, technical director of the satellite operation industry of the Third Academy of Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, said that the constellation is actually designed as a whole. There are inter-satellite links between the satellites, so that many satellites can continuously observe the same area to achieve high-frequency, minut-level observation capability.
In addition, China's first satellite Internet of Things under construction -- the "Travel Cloud Project" -- is about to enter the construction phase of mass networking. The "Xing Yun Project" will build an iot constellation system consisting of 80 satellites to connect various iot information nodes or sensors around the world. A total of 12 satellites will be launched in 2022.