Chinese video platform Bilibili is to launch a multi-functional remote-sensing educational satellite, with the aim of inspiring a sense of wonder and curiosity in the scientific world amongst young people in China.
The Bilibili Video Satellite will assist in the creation of multi-genre aerospace-related science content, covering the science and history of space, aeronautics, and natural disaster monitoring. It will also be used to produce bespoke videos based on requests from Bilibili users.
An official Bilibili account has been created to live-stream the launch of the satellite in late June and host content from the Bilibili Video Satellite.
Featuring 3D imaging technology and orbiting the earth 15 times a day, the satellite will capture high-resolution images at a sun-synchronous orbit 500 kilometers above the earth – capturing wonders from cities lighting up at night to the Aurora Borealis. The satellite will also be able to observe other celestial bodies including the Moon and Saturn.
The Bilibili Video Satellite has already been transported to China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia, where it is currently being tested in preparation for the launch.
As an online cultural community adored by China’s younger generations, Bilibili has always encouraged its users to “express themselves and embrace the world.” The launch of the Bilibili Video Satellite is testament to the company’s commitment to inspiring its users to embrace a broader world.
Bilibili Video Satellite is a multi-functional remote sensing satellite independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology. It weighs about 172 kilograms and carries two high-performance payload cameras.