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China Hi-res SAR Imaging Satellite Sends Back Pictures
SOURCE: Xinhua     UPDATED: 2016-09-15

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday published the first pictures transmitted back to earth from Gaofen-3, the country's first C-band high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite with a resolution of one meter.

The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) published images of the Beijing Capital International Airport, Xiamen city of Fujian Province, the northern port of Tianjin, China's fourth-largest freshwater lake Hongze and the Yellow Sea, which were taken by the satellite.

The Gaofen-3 satellite was launched on Aug. 10 and started to take pictures and send them back from Aug. 15.