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China Releases 30-meter-resolution Global Forest Cover Map
China Releases 30-meter-resolution Global Forest Cover Map

BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- China has achieved a 30-meter-resolution Global Forest Cover Map (GFCM) of 2018 for forest management, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Wednesday.

Nov 21, 2019
China Launches Big Earth Data System
China Launches Big Earth Data System

BEIJING, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- A big Earth data system was launched at the 1st China Digital Earth Conference that opened Monday in Beijing.

Nov 18, 2019
China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station Confirms Data Reception from GaoFen-7 Satellite
China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station Confirms Data Reception from GaoFen-7 Satellite

The China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS) under the Aerospace Information Research Institute has successfully tracked and received 6-track of data from the newly launched Earth observation satellite Gaofen-7 (or GF-7) from November 4 to 6. A total of 616.6 GB of data was received.

Nov 15, 2019
China Releases Documents on Cooperation with UN, Sustainable Development
China Releases Documents on Cooperation with UN, Sustainable Development

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mission attending the 74th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly released Thursday four documents on China's cooperation with the UN and its action and progress in climate change and sustainable development.

Sep 28, 2019
China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station Successfully Receives Data from New Resource Satellite
China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station Successfully Receives Data from New Resource Satellite

China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS) has successfully tracked and received data from the resource satellite ZY-1-02D, which was launched at 11:26 on September 12. The Miyun Station of RSGS has successfully tracked and received downlink data of the satellite at 12:22 on September 13. Then, the Kashgar station received the first batch of real-time observation data. The mission lasted about 7 minutes, and all data was well processed.

Sep 23, 2019
AIR Opens Greater Bay Area Terahertz Research Center in Guangzhou
AIR Opens Greater Bay Area Terahertz Research Center in Guangzhou

During the launching ceremony of Beijing-Guangzhou Coordinated Innovation Center held in Guangzhou on August 28, the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) inaugurated its Greater Bay Area Terahertz Research Center. The center is jointly built by AIR together with local government, aiming to inject impetus to the S&T development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Sep 10, 2019
China Hands over Zimbabwe's Arable Land Distribution Data in Scientific Research Cooperation
China Hands over Zimbabwe's Arable Land Distribution Data in Scientific Research Cooperation

HARARE, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) handed over an arable land distribution data product here on Thursday to Zimbabwe, as the two countries are strengthening scientific cooperation to boost food security in the southern African country.The product, co-developed by the CAS, China's top scientific and technological institution, and the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), contains high-precision data which will help Zimbabwe address challenges of agriculture productivity and climate change.

Sep 06, 2019
ISDE Becomes Member of UN-GGIM GS
ISDE Becomes Member of UN-GGIM GS

The International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) has been accepted as a new member of the United Nation Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management - Geospatial Societies (UN-GGIM GS) on August 7, 2019.

Aug 22, 2019
Satellite Images Show Environmental Change
Satellite Images Show Environmental Change

Satellite images shed light on how natural & cultural landscapes are changing. The images are provided by the China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS), a national major S&T infrastructure hosted by the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Jul 19, 2019
Plasma Diagnostic System Improved to Ensure Safe Nuclear Fusion
Plasma Diagnostic System Improved to Ensure Safe Nuclear Fusion

BEIJING, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have improved a diagnostics system for nuclear fusion devices, paving the way for producing controlled thermonuclear fusion power in the future.At the temperatures required for fusion reactions, the matter can only exist in the plasma state, free negative electrons and positive nuclei. Some fusion reactors use a magnetic field to confine hot plasma for fusion actions to take place.

Jun 27, 2019
<EM>International Journal of Digital Earth</EM>’s Impact Factor Hits New High
International Journal of Digital Earth’s Impact Factor Hits New High

The International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE) has received a new impact factor of 3.985 in 2019, earning it a ranking of tenth among 50 geographic journals worldwide, Q1 zone, and eighth among 30 remote sensing journals, Q2 zone.

Jun 25, 2019
<EM>Microsystems & Nanoengineering</EM> 2018 Impact Factor Rises to 5.616
Microsystems & Nanoengineering 2018 Impact Factor Rises to 5.616

Microsystems & Nanoengineering is an international open-access journal which is published by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in cooperation with the Springer Nature. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original articles and reviews on cutting-edge and emerging topics in microsystems and nanoengineering.

Jun 25, 2019
Giant Balloon to Garner Climate Data
Giant Balloon to Garner Climate Data

Chinese scientists launched a giant aerostat, a helium-filled tethered balloon, called Jimu-1 on Thursday morning to observe atmospheric water vapor at a record altitude of 7,003 meters in the Nam Co region of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Jimu-1 is the first of three Chinese made aerostats that will be tasked with collecting more accurate atmospheric data to be used in studying climate change and sustainable development in the region, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the balloon's manufacturer and operator.

May 24, 2019
Gaofen-5 Satellite Image Gives Insight into Global Haze Distribution
Gaofen-5 Satellite Image Gives Insight into Global Haze Distribution

Recently, based on the Directional Polarization Camera (DPC) onboard GF-5 satellite, the first global high-resolution (3.3 km) map of fine-mode aerosol optical depth (AODf) over land has been obtained together by the Aerospace Information Research Institute, and the Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, the manufacturer of DPC sensor,and other institutes. This AODf remote sensing observation dataset has the highest spatial resolution in the world. It can reflect the spatial information of major air pollutants (PM2.5, etc.) and provide basic information for atmospheric scientists to "unveil" global haze distribution.

Apr 28, 2019
Performance of AIR Payloads onboard Chang’e-4 Satisfactory
Performance of AIR Payloads onboard Chang’e-4 Satisfactory

The Chang’e-4 lunar probe that successfully landed on the dark side of the moon on January 3, 2019, also carried with two payloads developed by AIR research teams, the lunar penetrating radar (LPR) and the very low frequency radio spectrometer (VLFRS). Both the payloads have successfully begun their operations onboard the lunar probe, making China the first country conducting radio observation on the far side of the moon and filling the scientific gap of radio astronomical observations at the frequencies between 100KHz~10MHz.

Jan 15, 2019