14 September 2020
China's first polar-observing satellite, BNU-1 (Ice Pathfinder), has obtained 2,501 images covering the Arctic and Antarctic regions after orbiting Earth for a full year, its owner, Beijing Normal University (BNU), said on 12 September. At the press conference held in Beijing, BNU released a series of remote sensing data of the North and South Poles. Among all the images obtained by the satellite, 850 are of the Antarctic ice sheet and 1,025 picture the Arctic regions. Users have access to all the above data and images, and downloading is free.
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