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By Ding Yi / Dec 10, 2019 04:42 PM / Business & Tech

Tencent is officially reaching for the stars.

The Chinese internet titan has teamed up with three other companies to create a gargantuan satellite network, in an attempt to provide affordable remote-imaging services to government agencies, scientific research institutions and tech companies, according to a Monday post on Tencent Cloud’s public WeChat account.

The project, called “WeEarth” is a partnership between Tencent Cloud, Satellogic, Luokung Technology and China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp Haiying Co Ltd. It aims to deliver 300 remote-sensing satellites capable of offering Earth observation services to industries ranging from agriculture to forestry, the company said.

Each company will play a different role in the project. Satellogic will provide on-orbit satellite constellation services enabling users to get specific images of the Earth; Luokung and Haiying will be responsible for spatial-temporal big data processing; and Tencent Cloud will leverage its expertise to build a cloud platform and a ground station for data analysis, storage and sharing.

So far, Satellogic has sent eight multispectral and hyperspectral imaging satellites into orbit, which will form part of the huge satellite network, the post added.

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