China launched a Smart Dragon-3 (SD-3) launch vehicle from the sea on February 3, sending nine satellites into orbit. As part of them, Beijing launched the world’s first commercial satellite with artificial intelligence (AI), reports CGTN TV channel.
The Rongpiao (Xingshidai-18) satellite with an integrated sensing network was delivered into orbit by the Smart Dragon-3 (SD-3) rocket, for which this was the third flight. The rocket launched into space on February 3 at 11:06 local time from an offshore platform in the waters near the city of Yangjiang in the southern province of Guangdong in China. Together with Rongpiao, the rocket delivered eight more satellites into orbit, including the Egyptian NExSat-1 satellite.
In August 2023, China successfully launched the Huanjing Jianzai-2-06 satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China. It was reported that the device will be used for warnings about natural disasters and the implementation of environmental projects.