Alibaba arm to launch eCommerce satellite

A Chinese shopping website affiliated with Alibaba Group plans to launch the world’s first eCommerce satellite to provide consumers with customised products. has announced plans to launch the satellite next year in co-operation with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology and the China Space Museum.
According to the People’s Daily, one of the ways the project will benefit consumers is that the best and freshest vegetables will be available after cultivation and harvesting data is analysed by the satellite. GM Liu Bo says the company aims to develop customised products with the help of such satellites.

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