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The CASEarth satellite, also known as the “Guangmu” earth science satellite, as an organic component of "A Project on Big Earth Data Science Engineering" dominated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was established in July 2018. The satellite is the first space earth science satellite in China produced by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is intended for refined depiction of "human traces" based on the requirements of a refined detection of "residential layout, energy consumption, and coastal environment." Apart from three optical payloads in this satellite, a ground support system and a scientific application system are constructed. This satellite can provide space observation data for "A Project on Big Earth Data Science Engineering" as well as scientific and application studies in and outside China.
Development Plan and Current Status
The satellite is now at the end of prototype phase, and transfer to flight model phase in June, 2020, and is scheduled to be launched at a proper time after May 2021. Data services will be available within half a year after the launch.
Feb, 2018-Dec, 2018 Feasibility demonstrate
Jan, 2019-Apr, 2019 Scheme design
Apr, 2019-Jun, 2020 Prototype phase
Jun, 2020-May, 2021 Flight model phase
Jun, 2020-Jul, 2020 Launch
Jul, 2021-Oct, 2021 In orbit test
Dec, 2021 Data services