The territory of China in the South China sea will be protected by a system of satellites
China will build commercial satellites to monitor “each of the reef and the ship” to the disputed territories in the South China sea to protect national sovereignty and to support the initiative of the President XI Jinping.
The monitoring network, which will be completed by 2021, will cover the area to the Indian ocean and part of the Malacca Strait. In China’s view, this decision will allow them to take the initiative on delimitation of territory and resolution of the issues.
In total, the “arms” of the territory will be released six optical satellites, two hyperspectral satellites and two radar satellites. As reported by South China Morning Post, they will be daily to monitor the waters in disputed territory in real time, and several times a day to monitor key areas of Hainan island.
Ian Tanylan, Director of the Institute of remote sensing of the Academy of Sanya, said that the network would enable the authorities, based on Hainan, to accelerate their emergency response and to more effectively manage territories in the South China sea.Additionally, the satellite system will improve the conduct of exploration in the field of mining.
In the first phase of the program in the second half of next year will be launched three of the optical satellite. They will be equipped with optical remote sensors, the identification system of ships and cameras are used for monitoring the ocean surface.
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