BISME (Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity) was founded in 1958, is one of the earliest institution which engaged in space technology. BISME is focused on design and production of Space Optical Remote Sensing Technology, Landing Recovery Technology, Space Laser Remote Sensing Technology, Composite Materials Structure Forming Technology, Aviation Remote Sensing and Initiating Explosive Devices. BISME have a total permanent workforce of 1658 persons, among which 738 persons have a master’s degree or higher accounting for 45% of total number and 37 persons enjoy special government allowances.
BISME started to do Space Optical Remote Sensing research in 1967, which is the first institute to do this kind of research in China. In 40 years, BISME provided more than 100 Space Optical Remote sensors for 20 types of cameras and 50 satellites. The BISME’s market share is 82%, which plays an important role in China’s Space Optical Remote Sensor industry. All BISME’s products achieved 100% success rate, and all the products specifications is better or achieved the requirements.