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[my country's first real-time remote sensing constellation will start construction, which is composed of hundreds of low-orbit remote sensing satellites]
On November 25, the 7th China (International) Commercial Space Summit Forum opened in Wuhan. At this forum, the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation announced that my country's first real-time remote sensing constellation will start construction. The constellation will be composed of hundreds of low-orbit remote sensing satellites, forming a global coverage of Earth observation capabilities. Especially the observation efficiency will be greatly improved. After the networking is completed, satellite observation data from any area of the world can be obtained within a few minutes, whereas the acquisition of remote sensing satellite data in the past often took several hours or even days.
Yuan Hongyi, Technical Director of Satellite Operation Industry of the Third Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp: This constellation is actually design as a whole. There are inter-satellite links between satellites. The same area can be continuously observed through many satellites to achieve high frequency, minute interval observation capability.