Smart satellite facility begins work in Wuhan

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2021-05-18

GuestsvisitthecountrysfirstsmartassemblylineforsmallsatellitesatWuhanNationalSpaceIndustryBaseinWuhan,Hubeiprovince,onThursday,astheyattendedaceremonycelebratingthefirstsatellitemadebythefacility.(HUDONGDONG/CHANGJIANGDAILY)ChinasfirstsmartmanufacturingplantforsatelliteshasstartedformaloperationinWuhan,Hubeiprovince,featuringanannualproductioncapabilityofasmanyas240satellites,,whichhasyettobenamed,isexpectedtobelaunchedinthenearfuturetoconductcommunicationoperations,accordingtoLyuDongming,chairmanofCASICSpaceEngineeringDevelopment,hweighinglessthan1metricton-Lyusaid,addingthatitsoperationwillsubstantiallyimprovehiscompanyscompanyisaWuhan-basedsubsidiaryofState-owneddefensegiantChinaAerospaceScienceandIndustryCorpandistaskedbytheparentcompanywithdeveloping,sWuhanNationalSpaceIndustryBase,thecountrysfirstcommercialspaceindustryhub,,oneoftheplantsprojectmanagers,saidbuildingasatelliteinvolvesdozensofsteps,rangingfromcomponentinstallationandsatelliteassemblytoelectronicandmechanicaltests,andthetraditionalproductionmethodrequiresallofthemtobecarriedoutmanually."Bycomparison,ourplantusesrobotstoperformmajorsteps,whichmeanswecanimprovetheaveragemanufacturingefficiencyforsatellitesbymorethan40percent,",whichspecializesinmissileandotherdefensetechnologies,hasbeenstrivingsincethepastseveralyearstotapintothecountry,theBeijing-headquarteredconglomerateconductedChinasfirsttechnologydemonstrationtestsusingalow-orbitingsatellitetoenabl,itwillbecomepossibleforpeopletousetelephoneandinternetservicesanywhereintheworld,projectmanagerssaid.。