China’s Alibaba plans to launch world’s first e-commerce satellite
Juhuasuan.com, a group shopping website affiliated with Alibaba Group, has announced plans to launch the world’s very first e-commerce satellite, a report in the state-run People’s Daily said.
The project is in cooperation with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology and the China Space Museum. The three partners aim to further develop space exploration with the help of both space technology and e-commerce data, the report said.
Juhuasuan.com plans to provide consumers with the world’s best vegetables after analysing agricultural cultivation and harvesting data provided by satellites. “In the future, consumers on the Juhuasuan platform will be able to enjoy high-quality goods that follow the trajectory of the satellites,” Liu Bo, general manager of juhuasuan.com said.
Liu said that the company aims to develop a series of customised products with the help of satellites, the report said.