Many of the objects that surround us, from a cup of coffee to a pack of dental floss, have some characteristics of a smartphone thanks to small and cheap devices is the Internet of Things (IoT).
Aware of the importance of IoT, China will have completed the construction of an IoT (Internet of Things) space constellation with 80 low-orbit communication satellites by 2023 .
The project is called Xingyun , and it will be China’s first self-developed space-based IoT constellation. And it is expected to solve the problems detected in the business communication blind zone in IoT, as a result of poor coverage of wireless smartphone communication networks.
The announcement of its inauguration date comes after the project’s first two satellites have completed phase 1 tests in orbit, according to the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation.
The satellites, Xingyun-2 01 and 02, were launched by a Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket on May 12 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The Xingyun-2 01 and 02 satellites employ inter-satellite laser link technology .
The two satellites aim to achieve independent innovation in technology areas such as inter-satellite laser link technology, multi-beam digital communication payload in space, and air-to-ground satellite communication protocol and also in several key industries such as monitoring. of the polar environment. It will also lay the foundation for the future IoT .