[SDI-AsiaPacific] Vietnam’s first ground station to receive satellite images
klance_remote at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 15 03:43:01 EDT 2009
Vietnam’s first ground station to receive satellite images
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) opened Vietnam’s first ground station to receive satellite pictures in Hanoi’s Tu Liem District.
The station, the fifth of its kind in Southeast Asia, can receive five kinds of satellite images with high resolution, including those transmitted by Envisat – an Earth-observing satellite built by the European Space Agency.
The station is part of a national project to set up a system to monitor local natural resources and environment, the ministry declared at the opening ceremony.
The project, invested in by the ministry’s National Remote Sensing Center, also includes a center to process satellite photos, maintain a database as well as a network of 17 organisations applying the database with remote sensing technology.
The station will work to support related agencies to monitor the impacts of climate change and natural disasters, and compile statistics on land and forests nationwide.
Construction of the ground station by the Defense and Communications Systems under the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company began in 2006, the ministry said.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the SDI-AsiaPacific