|China's Marine Satellite Covers Globe|
According to a marine satellite report released on April 11, 2008 by State Oceanography
Bureau, China's Marine I-B has worked smoothly in orbit, with a global coverage of sea
color, sea water temperature, and marine environment.
Launched on April 11, 2007, the satellite was put into operation on September 30. It has
been working smoothly to collect water color data and coastal images. As of December 31,
2007, the satellite has worked for 265 days, with 1371 probes, of which 522 for a probe
over China's marine and land areas, 218 for night probes, 2 for carrier wave test, and 629
for overseas probes.