Satellite data receiving station set up in Sanya
A satellite data receiving station, launched by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth under the Chinese Academy of Sciences was formally put into operation in Sanya on May 24th, 2013.
The station will enable China to obtain satellite remote sensing data about the South China Sea for civil use.
The station has two sets of data receiving and transmission systems, receiving information from more than 10 satellites.
The satellite data receiving station, together with three other satellite receiving stations, which are located in Beijing and Kashgar Xingjiang, provide a scientific basis for resource usage, environmental protection, and maritime management and scientific research.