Chinese mapping satellite handed over to surveying authority |
30 July 2012
The company responsible for designing the Ziyuan III, China's first high-resolution remote-sensing satellite for civilian use, has officially transferred its use to the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, the satellite's primary subscriber.
Other departments, including the ministries of water resources, agriculture and land and resources, will also use data provided by the Ziyuan III to serve China's economic and social development, according to a statement released Monday by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
The satellite, launched on Jan. 9, represented a breakthrough for China in terms of the advancement of the satellite's technological standards.
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Source: Xinhua News