China launches two satellites for its space-based IoT project

China launches two communication satellites for its space-based Internet of Things (IoT) project. The two satellites, Xingyun-2 01 and 02, are the Xingyun Engineering project’s first satellites, conducted by the China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation Limited (CASIC). The project aims to build a low-orbit narrow-band satellite communications system, and to set-up a communications network for IoT devices and networks.