China makes public satellite data products
BEIJING, Mar 30, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The State Oceanic Administration
(SOA) on Friday gave the public access to data products of the
oceanic surveying satellite Haiyang-2, which monitors maritime
environment and extreme weather.
The satellite provides services for oceanic disaster prevention
and relief, resources exploitation, environmental protection,
oceanic research, as well as safeguarding oceanic rights,
according to the SOA.
The administration said it will further expand the scope for
the implementation of the data from the satellite, and make use of
its potential values as much as possible in a bid to provide
first-class services to data users.
The satellite was launched mid-August last year.
Earlier this month, control of satellite was handed over to the
SOA by its manufacturer and launcher China Aerospace Science and
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