On November 5, 2021, China sent a new satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. SDGSAT-1 was launched by a Long March-6 (CZ-6) carrier rocket at 10:19 am (Beijing Time) and entered the planned orbit successfully.
Developed and operated by CBAS, SDGSAT-1 is the first satellite specially dedicated to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The satellite has three payloads, with a spatial resolution of 30 m for the Thermal Infrared Spectrometer and 10 m for the Glimmer and Multispectral Imagers. It is expected to provide advanced, open, and shared data resources for monitoring and evaluating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), representing the interaction between human and nature, making a solid contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.