Research News

Balloon Makes Water-vapor Observation at Record Altitude in Tibet

The Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research (STEP) project in the town Lulangin of Tibet’s Linzhi City carried out water vapor observations on January 22, 2019, using a tethered balloon (Jimu-1), developed by the CAS Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR).The team was successful in making water vapor observation at a height of more than 6,200 meters above sea level. This is the first time that such a task has been achieved at this altitude.

Jan 25, 2019

AIR Releases a Report on Monitoring and Forecasting of Global Soybean and Rice Diseases and Pests

An AIR research team led by Prof. HUANG Wenjiang recently published a remote sensing early-warning report about global soybean and rice diseases and pests using remote sensing technology. It forecasts the long-term development of typical diseases and pets of soybeans and rice during their key growth periods across the world.

Dec 27, 2018

Comprehensive Test Site of SAR Remote Sensing Operational in North China

The opening ceremony for the Comprehensive Experimental Site of SAR (synthetic aperture radar) Remote Sensing was held in Zhangjiakou in north China’s Hebei Province on November 10, 2018.

Nov 14, 2018

AIR Completed Sino-Laos-Cambodia Beidou Satellite Positioning Application Demonstration Project

The Sino-Laos-Cambodia Beidou satellite positioning application demonstration project passed the acceptance-check by an expert panel of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology on Dec. 13, 2018.

Dec 31, 2018

China to Build Platform for Arctic Environment Remote Sensing

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- China has launched a project to build a platform of collaborative research on the Arctic environment using remote sensing and numerical models, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Thursday.The project, led by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of CAS, is aimed at stably and efficiently obtaining and processing observation data recorded by satellites and field stations.

Dec 13, 2018