- Published: 27 April 2020
Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) has announced its first Starlink satellite constellation project with a view to helping build smart cities across the Greater Bay Area (GBA), encompassing Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Golden Bauhinia Satellite Constellation project will see the company deploy a low-orbit, high-frequency satellite to map the “ecological life-cycle” data of the GBA.
Smart cities of the future
According to HKATG, the first Starlink project in Hong Kong will be dedicated to building smart cities of the future. The information collected will be deployed in pursuit of speeding up smart city development, helping to boost Hong Kong’s competitiveness and economy.
The Golden Bauhinia satellite’s orbit can cover the entire Greater Bay Area once every two days, which is an area of up to 56,000 square kilometres. HKATG reports that the satellite can revisit an area every 30 minutes to obtain up-to-date information.
Speaking about the future development of the aerospace industry, Sun FengQuan, chairman of HKATG, said the satellite industry would become increasingly closely correlated to market economies, allowing space industry players to enter the commercial mainstream.
In support of this view, he reported the global space economy in 2018 reached $360bn with the satellite industry accounting for more than three-quarters of the market (77 per cent) and commercial satellite applications were becoming increasingly feasible
Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) was established in July 2019 by global aerospace scientists and Hong Kong Financial Holdings as the first aerospace business group based in Hong Kong. The business is centred around satellite remote sensing, satellite manufacturing, satellite navigation, satellite communications and satellite remote sensing ground receiving stations.
Quelle/Source: SmartCitiesWorld, 20.04.2020