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CAS Develops High Power Klystron to Energize Big Science Facilities
CAS Develops High Power Klystron to Energize Big Science Facilities

According to a news release from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the institute has started its R&D of high power klystrons tailored for big science facilities such as high-energy colliders, controllable thermonuclear fusion devices, synchrotron radiation sources, X-ray free electron lasers, and spallation neutron sources.

May 13, 2020
China's First Monograph on Remote Sensing of Urban Green Space Published
China's First Monograph on Remote Sensing of Urban Green Space Published

Recently, the Remote Sensing of Urban Green Space was published by Science Press as China’s first monograph that comprehensively studies urban vegetation from the perspective of remote sensing.Authored by Prof. MENG Qingyan from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the book is a result of decade efforts of Prof. Meng and his team in the field of urban green space remote sensing since 2010.

May 08, 2020
Aerospace Information Science Museum Unveiled in Capital of Shandong Province
Aerospace Information Science Museum Unveiled in Capital of Shandong Province

The Aerospace Information Science Museum which located in Licheng District, Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province started its trial operation this April. The Museum is jointly established by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) together with the local government.The Aerospace Information Science Museum which located in Licheng District, Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province started its trial operation this April. The Museum is jointly established by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) together with the local government.

May 08, 2020
Satellite Images Mark 51th Earth Day
Satellite Images Mark 51th Earth Day

Scientists from the data processing division under the China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS) present us satellite images to mark the day, providing new insight about the beauty of the planet, and telling stories of how ecological landscapes are shaped through human efforts.

Apr 23, 2020
Big Data Platforms for a Global Pandemic
Big Data Platforms for a Global Pandemic

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, a Chinese Academy of Sciences program known as Big Earth Data Science Engineering (CASEarth) began efforts to organize data and information towards curbing the outbreak. CASEarth coordinated a national effort to develop a global big data platform for coronavirus (http://nmdc.cn/nCov/en). This platform has been publishing and disseminating timely, authoritative scientific data and information concerning COVID-19, including detection methods, electron micrographs, genomes, scientific literature, results from ongoing scientific research, and a collection of virus strains from the National Pathogen Microbial Resource Bank. These resources are valuable for scientific studies on COVID-19 and for experts active in prevention and control of COVID-19 infections.

Apr 16, 2020
AIR Scientists Contribute to Klystron R&D for Circular Electron-Positron Collider
AIR Scientists Contribute to Klystron R&D for Circular Electron-Positron Collider

The 650 MHz klystron prototype for the Circular Electron-Positron Collider (CEPC) has been successfully developed in March 2020, featuring continuous wave (CW) and pulse output power of 400 kW and 800 kW respectively, and 62% efficiency, according to a news release from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR).

Mar 20, 2020
Chinese Researchers Use Satellite Data to Monitor Desert Locusts
Chinese Researchers Use Satellite Data to Monitor Desert Locusts

BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have used satellite data and meteorological data to monitor desert locusts and offer early warnings, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Researchers from the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the CAS analyzed satellite data generated by China's Gaofen series satellites, Landsat from the United States, and European Space Agency's Sentinel.

Mar 02, 2020
The Journal<EM> Satellite Navigation</EM> Published
The Journal Satellite Navigation Published

The Journal Satellite Navigation, co-sponsored by the Aerospace Information Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Springer Nature, was officially published in English on 20 January 2020. The peer-reviewed journal is online in an open-access format, marking the first international satellite navigation journal that has ever been published in China.

Jan 21, 2020
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, University of Macau Establish Joint Lab of Aerospace Information
AIR, University of Macau Establish Joint Lab of Aerospace Information

The Joint Laboratory of Aerospace Information was established by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) together with the University of Macau (UM) on January 9 in Macao. WU Yirong, Director General of AIR, and Song Yonghua, rector of UM, signed a cooperation agreement on behalf of both institutes.

Jan 13, 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