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Rivers of China from Space

Apr 25, 2021

China designated April 24 as Space Day in 2016 to mark the anniversary of the country's first satellite launch, Dongfanghong-1 in 1970. Since then, China has achieved multiple milestones in space. 

With the development of China's space industry, more and more satellites, the "eyes in the sky", have been launched to monitor the changes of our planet, contributing to human benefits in many fields such as land and resources survey, environmental monitoring, urban planning, agriculture and forestry monitoring. 

On the sixth Space Day of China, scientists from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) present satellite images captured by GF-1. Let us take a look at the beautiful rivers, estuaries, and bays of China through the "eye in the sky". 

 

Min River Estuary (Image by AIR)

 

Beibu Gulf (Image by AIR)

 

Qiongzhou Strait (Image by AIR)

 

Nen River (Image by AIR)

 

Pearl River Estuary (Image by AIR)

 

Yangtze River (Chongqing Section) (Image by AIR)

 

Liaodong Bay (Image by AIR)

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