25 August 2021
China has initiated a project of building a constellation of 36 low-orbit satellites to collect data for forecasting natural disasters and monitoring urban emergencies.
The project undertaken by the Tianjin Satcom Geohe Technologies Co., Ltd. was inaugurated on 24 August in China's spacecraft launch center of Wenchang.
The first satellite will be launched and commissioned in space in June 2022. All 36 satellites will have been launched by the end of May in 2023 to complete the constellation.