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China to offer APSCO states remote-sensing satellite data


18:53, July 05, 2013

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- China will provide remote-sensing satellite data to Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) member states starting on Friday, according to an APSCO council meeting held on the same day.

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) and APSCO signed an agreement on Earth-observing satellite data-sharing at the meeting. According to the agreement, CNSA will provide remote sensing satellite services to all APSCO member states.

The data will be used to aid in natural disaster reduction and relief in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the agreement.

CNSA director Ma Xingrui, was elected president of the APSCO council during the meeting.

APSCO is an inter-governmental organization established in 2005, with China as its host and one of its nine member states.

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