The Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded in 2012, a year marking the 50th birthday of remote sensing, 30-year progress of Earth observation and the 15th anniversary of digital earth. As the largest research institute in the field in China, RADI was established through consolidating two CAS previous institutes: the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA) and the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE).
As a national strategic team for S&T development, CAS is the birthplace and backbone for China's remote sensing. In 1979, IRSA was set up, breaking ground for China's development in the field. The establishment and operation of China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS) in 1986, entitled China to rank along with world leaders in terms of receiving remote sensing data from satellites. In 2007, CEODE was founded to build up a spaceborne- airborne-ground system for data acquisition and to promote the advancement of digital earth in this country.
The Organizational Chart of RADI
China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station (RSGS) owns the powerful capacities for receiving, processing, and distributing satellite data. With three stations covering 70% Asian land area, dedicated fiber link from stations to headquarter, and data of around 30 satellites received since 1986, RSGS is regarded as the most important earth observation infrastructure in China.
Data being received are LANDSAT-8, NPP, SPOT-6/7, PLEIADES-1A/1B, RADARSAT-2, and Chinese HJ-1A/1B/1C, ZY-2C, ZY-03, ZY-03 02, SJ-9A/9B, CBERS-4 GF-1/2/3/4 and DAMPE, MOZI in 2016. And RSGS is also in charge of the international satellite data archiving, processing and distribution in China.
The three stations are located at Miyun of Beijing, Kashi and Sanya respectively.
Reception Mask of Miyun, Kashi and Sanya Station
Miyun Data Receiving Station
Kashi Data Receiving Station
Sanya Data Receiving Station