Yangwang-1 Nighttime Image
Yangwang-1 is China's first visible-light commercial space telescope and currently the only global
in-orbit large-field ultraviolet space detector.
It has been officially granted the space telescope number C59 by the IAU's Minor Planet Center.
The spatial resolution of nighttime light remote sensing images captured by Yangwang-1 is better than 30
meters, reaching an internationally leading level.
The image above shows an emergency mapping operation using nighttime remote sensing for the
earthquake-stricken areas in Turkey.
It can be seen that nighttime lights have decreased significantly in places such as Hatay and
Kahramanmaraş in Turkey, indicating severe disaster impacts.
The Maritime Silk Road in the Nightlight
The Maritime Silk Road is a vital component of the “Belt and Road” initiative, spanning many regions,
such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
It includes numerous important seaports and shipping routes.The Yangwang-1 satellite has captured images
of the crucial regions’
countries and cities at night
the historically significant and culturally rich trade route, providing a more intuitive understanding
of the Maritime Silk Road.