Build and Operation CBERS-02B Satellite Ground Receiving Station to Support Earth Resources and Environmental Monitoring

Principal Investigator: Prof. Lin Hui

Start Date: 2008/03/01
End Date: 2010/12/28
Type of Grant: Innnovation & Technology Fund

With the initial success of the Satellite Remote Sensing Ground Receiving Station of CUHK, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) has authorized the CUHK Station to receive the latest China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS-02B) data.

The CBERS-02B Satellite was launched on 19 September 2007. It equips with 20m multi-spectra cameras and a brand new 2.7m optical high resolution panchromatic camera.

With the new CBERS-02B acquisition capability, the CUHK Station can monitor the environment of Southern China as well as Southeast Asia with multiple satellite, multiple spectral bands and in all-weather conditions.

With CNSAˇ¦s supports, this proposed project aims:

  1. to establish new ground facility to receive CBERS-02B data
  2. synergistic use of ENVISAT ASAR and CBERS-02B data to develop new multi-spectra satellite data products for each resources and environmental monitoring applications
  3. to promote the new data products and to establish collaborating project with partners in Guangdong province

The project will develop massive, timely high resolution satellite data products to support environmental monitoring applications in the region. The data products will also bring new business opportunities for the local industries to provide professional services to the prospective clients in China as well as Southeast Asia.