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China launches 'Tianfu Constellation' satellites for smart city construction

2022-08-11 Editor : Zhang Dongfang ECNS App Download

Meishan "Tianfu Constellation" Dongpo No. 01-07 satellites set off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province, August 10, 2022. (Photo provided by Tianfu New Area of Sichuan Province)

(ECNS) -- The Meishan "Tianfu Constellation" Dongpo No. 01-07 satellites, named after China’s historical and cultural celebrity Su Dongpo, set off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province on Wednesday.

The small high-resolution remote sensing satellites were jointly researched and developed by local enterprises and will be used for the smart city construction of Meishan in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

This series of seven satellites features low cost, low power consumption, low weight and high resolution.

Remote sensing data obtained through the satellite network can be applied in many industries such as natural resources, ecological environment, smart agriculture, smart forestry, smart water conservancy, and disaster prevention and mitigation.

The seven satellites will guarantee the smart city construction and operation of Meishan and even cities across China.

Each weighs 42 kilograms and can work for eight years in space.

According to Yang Zhenyu, deputy general manager of Huantian Intelligence, another seven satellites will be sent to space before 2024.

The 14 satellites will play a role in resource investigation, agricultural yield estimation, weather and sea state forecast, disaster prevention and mitigation, environmental monitoring, urban planning management and military reconnaissance, Yang said.


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