China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS), hosted by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, confirmed that it received data from the newly-launched GF-5 (02) hyperspectral Earth observation satellite on September 11, 2021.
According to AIR, the ground station at Miyun on the outskirts of Beijing tracked and received the downlink data of the satellite at 10: 25 a.m. and 12: 03 a.m. that day.
The package of the data with a total size of 117 GB was real-time received, recorded, and transmitted by the station.
The satellite was launched on September 7 to provide hyperspectral data for China's environmental monitoring. RSGS is responsible for the data reception of this satellite.
Scientists at the Miyun Station working on the data reception (Image by AIR)
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