China Plans to Setup Constellation of Satellites to Monitor Entire World

China Plans to Setup Constellation of Satellites to Monitor Entire World

satellite consteellationIn recent news, China is aggressively planning and considering the need of its network of surveillance and earth observation satellites to cover entire world.

The move was reportedly inspired by the China’s annoyance with the search of missing Malaysia flight MH 370.

“If we had a global monitoring network today, we wouldn’t be searching in the dark. We would have a much greater chance to find the plane and trace it to its final position,” said Professor Chi Tianhe, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth.

According to statistics from the US-based Union of Concerned Scientists, there are currently more than 1,000 satellites in orbit with most of them for communication purposes and around 150 are for earth-observation, remote-sensing and military-surveillance.

Source: astro AWANI


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