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ESA-China collaboration takes Earth observation to new heights

29 June 2012

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ESA and China have been cooperating through the Dragon Programme since 2004 to encourage the use of Earth observation in China. Building on the success of the past years, the programme is taking on more momentum as it enters its third phase.

The Dragon Programme started in 2004 as a joint undertaking between ESA, the National Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China.

The aim is to promote the use of ESA, Third Party Missions and Chinese Earth observation satellite data within China for science and applications.

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