Beijing, China's two ocean observation satellites, HY-1C and HY-2B, have completed their in-orbit delivery, the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources announced.
The vice minister of natural resources, Ling Yueming, said in a statement on Sunday the two satellites represent the country's highest level of remote sensing satellites, adding that China will take advantage of both land and ocean observation satellites and create a network for natural resources monitoring, which will support ecological protection.
China will promote satellite data sharing to serve environmental protection, transportation and agriculture as well as other industries, Ling further added.
The HY-1C was launched in September 2018 to help monitor ocean color and water temperatures, providing basic data for research on the global oceanic environment.
The HY-2B was launched in October 2018. It can acquire a variety of marine dynamic parameters such as global sea surface wind field, wave height and sea surface temperature. It will provide data to support marine disaster relief, ocean resources utilization and marine environmental protection.
Source: Jordan News Agency