05 November 2021
China launched an Wide-Eye Geoscience Satellite into its preset orbit on 5 November at 10:19 BJT. The satellite, called Guangmu, was developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Its 3 optical payloads will conduct precision space-based survey of fuel consumption, urban construction and coastal environments in densely populated regions to provide data in support of the research of humankind-nature interaction and sustainable development. It is the world's first satellite dedicated to servicing the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of which the satellite will support 6 goals. Therefore the satellite is also named SDGSAT-1.
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