The application of seismic remote sensing in China began in mid 1970s. More than 40 years have passed since the beginning of the simple linear active structure of multi spectral image interpretation. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was characterized by the application of visible light remote sensing images, and in the 1990s, the infrared remote sensing, GNSS remote sensing, and InSAR technology were at the experimental application stage. From the late 20th century to the first decade of the 21st century, it was mainly manifested as integrated remote sensing application and pre-research of the satellite program of geophysical field exploration, such as electromagnetic field and gravity satellites. Since 2011, more attentions were played to integrating previous research results, implementing the geophysical field satellite plan, and the constructing, as well as operating the satellite seismic application system. After more than 40 years of development, the application of visible-light remote sensing technology in active tectonic exploration and disaster assessment has been realized. Satellite infrared, satellite electromagnetism, InSAR technology, satellite gravity, and hyperspectral gas geochemical detection technology have become increasingly prominent in the field of seismic monitoring. As the first satellite of the national geophysical field exploration satellite program, China Seismic-Electromagnetic Satellite, named ZH-1, entered its present orbit on February 2, 2018. At present, China’s first global geomagnetic map was produced after the normal operation in orbit, which fills the gap in the acquisition capacity of the global geophysical field in China.