World's first 6G test satellite launched into space
The world continues to gradually deploy fifth-generation networks, and the emergence of 6G, as analysts say, should be expected only by 2030. Despite this, developments in the field of new technology are already actively underway. For example, the world's first test 6G satellite was launched today.
On the morning of November 6, the Changzheng-6 (aka Long March 6) launch vehicle was reportedly launched from the Taiyuan cosmodrome, successfully delivering 13 satellites to the target orbit. Among them was the world's first 6G satellite, the University of Electronic Science and Technology Satellite, developed by the China University of Electronic Science and Technology with the assistance and support of Chengdu Guoxing Aerospace Science and Technology and Beijing Weinaxingkong Technology.
The launched 6G satellite weighs 70 kg and is capable of providing satellite communications with high data rates in the terahertz range. The satellite's main purpose will be Earth remote sensing. In particular, the data obtained will be used in a variety of areas: city construction, monitoring of natural disasters in agriculture and forestry, and others.