China receives data from Gaofen-3 03 satellite
An illustration of Gaofen-3 03 satellite in the orbit. /CFP

An illustration of Gaofen-3 03 satellite in the orbit. /CFP

China successfully received data from the recently launched Gaofen-3 03 satellite on Tuesday, according to China's Aerospace Information Research Institute.

The 44 gigabytes package of data was received by the remote sensing satellite ground station in Miyun on the outskirts of Beijing and the ground station in south China's Sanya.

On April 7, the Gaofen-3 03 satellite was successfully launched into orbit and will be networked with the orbiting Gaofen-3 and Gaofen-3 02 satellites to form a land-sea radar satellite constellation and capture reliable, stable synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images.

The satellites will serve the fields of marine disaster prevention and mitigation, dynamic marine environment monitoring, marine research, environmental protection, water conservancy, agriculture and meteorology.

Read more: China's Gaofen-3 satellites to form Earth-observation network

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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