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International Charter: Satellite imagery for China earthquake

Destructions by the 2008 earthquake in the Sichuan province.

On Saturday, 20 April 2013, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Lushan County of Sichuan province, South-West China, at 08:02am (UTC). Multiple aftershocks were felt in the area increasing fears of landslides.

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Beidou: Thailand becomes first overseas client

Launch of the 14th and 15th BeiDou navigation satellites.

Thailand has become the first overseas user of the Chinese satellite navigation system Beidou - the Chinese version of the American GPS. China National Radio said a 2 billion yuan (9.5 billion baht) agreement to promote the use of Beidou in Thailand's public sector was signed in Bangkok last week, as the South China Morning Post reported.

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Fri, 04/05/2013

China: Launch of high resolution EO satellite scheduled

Long March 2D launching off pad

China will launch the first satellite for its high-resolution system for

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Wed, 04/03/2013

BeiDou Navigation Satellite System: Ground system improves precision

A ground system aimed at enhancing the navigation precision of the Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was approved in central China's Hubei Province on 22 March 2013, as the website CCTV reported. The BeiDou Ground Base Enhancement System (BGBES), a network consisting of 30 ground base stations, an operating system and a precision positioning system, was approved by the evaluation committee

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Tue, 03/26/2013

Beidou: China opens Navigation System for Civilian Use

China recently opened Beidou (its version of GPS or “Global Positioning System”) to civilian use and expects to grab a major share of the satellite navigation market from the original U.S GPS system by the end of the decade, as the website Strategypage reported.

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Thu, 01/17/2013

Smog: Terra Satellite captures air pollution in China

Currently, China is experiencing one of the worst periods of air quality in recent history. Residents of Beijing and many other cities in China were warned to stay inside. The Chinese government ordered factories to scale back emissions, while hospitals saw spikes of more than 20 to 30 percent in patients complaining of respiratory issues, according to news reports.

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Tue, 01/15/2013

UN-SPIDER supports APSCO Training course on Earthquake Monitoring

In cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) and National

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Training on Remote Sensing for Earthquakes

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CongoSat1: Chinese company will launch DR Congo's first satellite

China Great Wall Industry Corp will launch the Democratic Republic of the Congo's first satellite, which will also be developed by China, before the end of 2015, according to a contract signed on 17 November 2012. The Chinese company is the country's only authorized provider of commercial satellite launch services for international clients.

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Wed, 28/11/2012 - 08:19

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Wed, 11/28/2012

Earth Observation: China launches Huanjing-1C

China conducted its 16th orbital launch of the year by orbiting the third satellite on its Environmental Protection &

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Mon, 11/19/2012

China puts first Venezuelan Remote Sensing Satellite in Orbit

On 29 September 2012, Venezuela's first Remote Sensing Satellite "VRSS1" was launched into orbit from China.

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