Among them are Beidou navigation satellites, remote sensing satellites for meteorological and marine monitoring, and communication satellites.
China started the construction of a high-throughput broadband satellite communication system in 2020, with the APSTAR-6D telecommunication satellite launched in July 2020. Based on satellite communication capability, China provides communication services for users on the ground and in the sea and air. The total number of direct broadcasting satellite service users has exceeded 145 million.
Xinhua news release, February 27, 2021