07 September 2021
On 6 September, the International Research Centre of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was inaugurated in Beijing to support the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The centre will be responsible for the development and operation of the SDGSAT-1. The satellite is expected to provide advanced, open and shared data resources for monitoring and evaluating the sustainable development index representing the interaction between human and nature. The satellite has three payloads of thermal infrared, low light level and multispectral imager, with 300 km wide data acquisition capability. It can achieve global coverage within 11 days. SDGSAT-1, has already passed space verification tests.
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