BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China will launch 11 meteorological
satellites before 2020 to boost the country's weather monitoring
network, according to the country's meteorological satellite
development plan (2011-2020) released on Wednesday.
The country will invest a total of 21.7 billion yuan (3.44
billion U.S. dollars) in the sector, including research on
new-generation meteorological satellites and the building of ground
application systems for meteorological satellites, said Yang Jun,
director of the National Satellite Meteorological Center.
China has launched 12 meteorological satellites since 1988, with
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