China Will Create A Network Of Space Satellites For The Development Of The Internet Of Things By 2023
The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) will create a network of Xinyun space satellites by 2023, which will have a significant stimulating impact on the development of the Internet of things. This was reported on Wednesday by the China Daily newspaper.
According to its data, it is planned to launch about 80 such vehicles into earth orbit, which will be located at an altitude of about 560 km and provide high-performance narrow-band data transmission.
"The coverage area provided by the existing telecommunications infrastructure is no longer sufficient, given the rapid development of the Internet of things. It has a significant deterrent effect on it," said an employee of the CASIC research center.
According to him, so far satellites cover only 20% of land and about 5% of sea areas on Earth, which is clearly not enough for the implementation of large-scale promising projects. "After implementing this program, users will have round-the-clock access to the Internet of things. This will give them many advantages, starting with more effective control over devices and ending with significant optimization of the resources used," the Corporation explained.
On Tuesday, CASIC launched two satellites, Xinyun-2-01 and Xinyun-2 - 02, into orbit using the Kuaizhou-1 (KZ-1A) solid-fuel launch vehicle. The first of them also received the official name "Wuhan" - in honor of the city where the first powerful focus of the new coronavirus was successfully eliminated. The launch was carried out from the Jiuquan space center in Gansu province in northwestern China. These commercial spacecraft will also be used to test laser inter-satellite communications.
China is developing not only meteorological, telecommunications and navigation satellites, but also technologies for lunar exploration. Chinese scientists are also carrying out projects to study asteroids and Mars, which they will begin intensive study of the surface until 2025.