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Council of AIR Established
Council of AIR Established

The Inaugural Meeting and the First Plenary Meeting of the First Council of Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was held on January 7, 2020 in Beijing. XIANGLI Bin, Vice President of CAS and Director of AIR Council, together with WU Yirong, Director-General of AIR and Deputy Director of AIR Council, jointly unveiled the nameplate of AIR. YU Yingjie, Director of the Bureau of Major R&D Programs under CAS announced the approval document on the establishment of AIR. The unveiling ceremony was presided over by CAI Rong, Deputy Director of AIR.

Jan 17, 2020
AIR Research Results Win 2019 National Science and Technology Award
AIR Research Results Win 2019 National Science and Technology Award

At the annual ceremony of the National Science and Technology Award held on January 10, 2020 in Beijing, the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) won three prizes for the National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2019,including a first and a second prize as the first research unit, and a second prize as the second research unit.

Jan 12, 2020
China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station Confirms Data Reception from New China-Brazil Satellite
China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station Confirms Data Reception from New China-Brazil Satellite

At 11:43 on December 21, the Miyun Station of the China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS), a mega research facility housed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) successfully tracked and well received the downlink data from the newly launched China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite (CBERS)-04A.

Dec 23, 2019
4th Digital Belt and Road Conference Held in Shenzhen
4th Digital Belt and Road Conference Held in Shenzhen

The 4th Digital Belt and Road Conference, hosted by the “Digital Belt and Road” (DBAR) Program, co-hosted by Big Earth Data Science Engineering Project (CASEarth) and organized by CAS Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, convened in Shenzhen on December 17, 2019. The conference, themed “Digital Belt and Road Facilitates Sustainable Development”, aimed to promote communication and cooperation between experts and scholars from all around the world on the issues related to selection and demonstration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most relevant to “Belt and Road” region , mechanisms to aggregate and share Big Earth Data within the “Belt and Road” countries, enhance the capability of scientific discovery and decision-making related to Big Earth Data, and promotion of the sustainable development process by using Big Earth Data.

Dec 18, 2019
Prof. ZHANG Bing Elevated to IEEE Fellow
Prof. ZHANG Bing Elevated to IEEE Fellow

According to a recent announcement released by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a total of 282 people across the world have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for the Class of 2020. Prof. ZHANG Bing from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has been elected as a Fellow for his contributions to the research of hyperspectral image acquisition and processing.

Dec 02, 2019
China-made Detecting Aircraft for Remote Sensing Delivered
China-made Detecting Aircraft for Remote Sensing Delivered

XI'AN, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's aircraft maker Xi'an Aircraft Industry Co. (XAC) has delivered two high-performance Xinzhou-60 aircraft for remote sensing to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for aerial observation missions.

Nov 28, 2019
First China Digital Earth Conference Held in Beijing
First China Digital Earth Conference Held in Beijing

On November 18, the first China Digital Earth Conference (CDEC), hosted by the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), opened in Beijing. More than 800 participants from governmental departments, research institutes and universities, enterprises, attended the conference.

Nov 28, 2019
China Launches Disaster Relief Mobile App
China Launches Disaster Relief Mobile App

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- A mobile application for disaster relief has been launched in China to enhance its capacity for disaster prevention, mitigation and relief with the help of satellite technology, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation said Saturday.

Nov 25, 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
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
<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
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