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Bilibili to launch 3D satellite

China’s popular video sharing platform Bilibili announced yesterday that it would launch a remote sensing satellite in late June for the production of popular science content.

Bilibili said that the satellite, called “Bilibili Video Satellite,” is a gift to people with a curious mind on Children’s Day.

According to Bilibili, the satellite, like an “eye” that sees the world from space, will look down on Earth in a sun-synchronous orbit more than 500 kilometers from the ground, and can circle Earth 15 times a day.

With a three-dimensional imaging function, the satellite can realize high-precision remote sensing of Earth, capture the city lights at night, observe the changes of Earth’s aurora, and also observe space objects such as the moon and Saturn.

An official account for the satellite has been launched at for livestreaming of the satellite launch.


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