China Continues to Launch Land Exploration Satellites from its Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

China launched a land exploration satellite [268th ‘Long March’ mission] into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert of the country’s northwest at 3:10 p.m. Saturday. The satellite is the fourth of its kind and mainly used for exploration of land resources by remote sensing…Full Article: Xinhua Mar 2018

Agricultural Drone Manufacturer to Use China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

Drone manufacturer DJI Innovation Technology Co and Qianxun Spatial Intelligence Inc, a company that uses China’s homegrown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System for location and data analysis services, have announced a strategic partnership to promote the application of the navigation system in the drone industry…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2017 Key Point DJI Technology’s RTK (real-time

China to Launch Agricultural E-Commerce Satellite in 2017

China plans to launch its first e-commerce satellite in 2017, with the primary purpose of using satellite data in agriculture. The plan was announced on Monday [31 October 2016] during an international aviation and aerospace forum in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, China Aerospace Museum and Juhuasuan, an arm