Jilin-1 actually consists of four satellites. One is for high-definition images, one for testing new space technology, and the other two for video capturing. In addition to the conventional imaging capabilities, the system will also features rapid imaging and three-dimensional imaging functions. Data will be provided to commercial clients to help them forecast and mitigate geological disasters, as well as shorten the time scale for the exploration of natural resources.
By this, China is actively exploring opportunities to boost development in the commercial satellite sector.