In a milestone in the sphere of satellite communication, China successfully launched the world’s first 6G communications test satellite into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province.
Along with this satellite, there were 12 others that were launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket, which included ten Argentina’s NewSat, Beihangxingsat-1, and Bayi 03 satellites. This was also the first time that China’s new-generation of carrier rocket launched foreign satellites into space.
The satellite has been developed by Chengdu Guoxing Aerospace Technology in collaboration with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and Beijing MinoSpace Technology.
The 6G technology is expected to be more than 100 times faster than the 5G communication technology. However, it will be a long time before this technology would be available commercially.
Apart from communication, the satellite also carries technology that will be used for crop disaster monitoring, water conservancy, and forest fire prevention.
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