CHENGDU-Having sent two satellites into space within 100 days after its establishment, a young Chinese commercial space firm is preparing for a new launch in December.
Supported by the local government, the Chengdu GuoXing Aerospace Technology Co Ltd. was set up in the capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province in May. It has developed two experimental satellites integrated with AI technology. "The AI technology could give the satellite a stronger capability of automatic data analysis,” said Zhao Hongjie, vice president of the startup firm.
For instance, the remote sensing satellite with AI technology could autonomously identify clouds and fog, and select the useful images to send back to earth, thus greatly improving its working efficiency, Zhao said.