March 21, 2017
China still has a startling number of vacant real-estate developments, judging from new satellite analysis by DigitalGlobe and Business Insider.
January 5, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite collected this false-color image over northwestern China near the border with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The featured Tian Shan mountain range stretches about 2,800 kilometers across this border region, making it one of the longest mountain ranges in Central Asia.
March 21, 2016
China's sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. The vast destruction of China's forests, leveled after decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has become a story of recovery, according to the first independent verification published in today's Science Advances by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers. "It is encouraging that China's
December 29, 2015
China launched a geosynchronous high-resolution Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-4, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan at 00:04 a.m. (local time) aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket. The satellite will provide images and data for weather forecasting, forest monitoring, disaster recovery and other missions. Gaofen-4 is China's first geosynchronous orbit HD
November 17, 2015
Sentinel-2A, which has been in orbit since June 2105, captured this false-color image of Qingdao, China.
October 16, 2015
MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 14, 2015—PCI Geomatics, a world leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, is pleased to announce that it has extended and expanded its exclusive distribution agreement with Beijing Space Eye Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. (BSEI) of China for an additional five years. The agreement acknowledges BSEI as PCI’s exclusive
September 16, 2015
Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd. (21AT) has announced the availability of in-orbit images acquired from its recently-launched TripleSat Constellation. The constellation, comprising three identical optical satellites, is capable of providing one metre native ground sampling distance (GSD) panchromatic and 4 metre GSD multispectral images, with a 24km swath width. Image-1 was taken over Argentina by
September 1, 2015
China’s largest, self-developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made its maiden flight in Gansu province on Aug. 31, 2015. The drone's first flight lasted about 20 minutes, although it can reportedly stay in the air for more than 30 hours.
June 30, 2015
China launched the Gaofen 8 satellite on June 26, 2015, from the Taiyuan space center in northern China. The high-resolution, optical Earth-observation satellite is part of the Gaofen family, with Gaofen 1 launching in 2013 and Gaofen 2 launching in 2014.
March 3, 2015
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