01 June 2017
China's Landsat satellite imagery reception network has been completed 31 May, enabling the country to receive satellite data for the entire country and up to 70 percent of the area in Asia. Landsat satellites relay images to ground stations located in Beijing's suburban Miyun district, Kashgar in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and Sanya in South China's Hainan Province, from where these images are sent to the project's Beijing headquarters.
The Landsat network will be used to support various remote-sensing systems, especially for the western part of the country and the South China Sea, according to the review committee.