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China completes satellite ground station network

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-06-05 22:16

BEIJING - A network of remote sensing satellite ground stations that covers all of China's territory has been successfully constructed, the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced Wednesday.

The network comprises an operation and data processing center, as well as three ground stations in the cities of Beijing, Kashgar and Sanya, respectively.

The network can receive, transmit, store, process and distribute remote sensing data from satellites to obtain information on all of China's territory.

It will play an important role in land use, disaster monitoring and research on resources and the environment, according to the academy.

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