Hainan is ground station for high resolution mapping satellite ZY-3
China is all set to launch its foremost high resolution satellite ZY-3 in year 2011 which is under process from March 2008. China’s State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping revealed that the ZY-3 will be sent into space by the Long March-4B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China.
The stations that will send and receive the satellite data are- Three ground stations in Beijing, Kashgar in far west Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Sanya in the southernmost island province of Hainan.
ZY-3 is aimed at disaster prevention and reduction, water conservancy, agriculture, forestry, environmental protection, urban construction and planning, communications and national defence.
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