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RADI Signs MOU with Kyrgyz Institute to Promote Global Use of Satellite Quicklook Data from China
 Date: 2014-03-31  Page Views:

An MoU is signed between Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Institute of Physical & Technical Problems and Materials Science (IPTPMS), National Academy Science of Kyrgyz (NAS) on March 27 in Bishkek to promote the cooperation in the use of Satellite Quicklook data from China.

Prof. Liu Jianbo, Deputy Director of RADI, CAS signed the MoU on behalf of RADI with Prof. Kubanychbek Zhumaliev, Director of IPTPMS, NAS during his visit to Kyrgyz from March 26-30.

According to the MoU, RADI will provide a Virtual Ground Station system and the quicklook data service of three satellites to IPTPMS. With the help of RADI engineers, the system was installed the same day. After being connected via internet, it can receive the near real-time, full resolution satellite quicklook images provided by RADI.

Initiated and developed by Prof. Liu Jianbo and his team, the system combines the various advantages that RADI has in the field of satellite remote sensing, including the abundant satellites RADI receives, wide coverage area of its station net, high-speed fiber link between station and processing center, and high computing capacities, Virtual Ground Station is able to provide users with real-time, full resolution quicklook images of remote sensing satellite data, including Chinese HJ-1A, HJ-1B and USA Landsat-8. In the near future, more satellite data will be provided. The users can use the data in various fields such as the monitoring of ecosystem, emergency and disaster.

As the system doesn’t need an antenna to be built on the users’ side, it can be obtained and operated at a quite low cost, and therefore can be easily promoted and applied in the developing countries, especially in China’s neighboring countries in Central Asia and South East Asia , over which RADI receiving facilities covers. Besides Kyrgyz, more countries such as Mongolia, Cambodia, and Thailand have also paid their interest in the system. RADI plans to provide such service to more countries soon.

The RADI-IPTPMS MoU being signed.

RADI engineer helps to install the system.



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