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Dragon receives high award in China
09 October 2014
Following a decade of cooperation, China has honoured ESA's Yves-Louis Desnos with the People's Republic of China Friendship Award - the country's highest honour for foreign experts who have contributed to China's economic and social progress.
At a ceremony in Beijing on 29 September, Yves-Louis, Head of Research and Development section in ESA's Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, received the award for his work in coordinating the collaborative Chinese–European Dragon Programme.
As a joint undertaking between ESA and the National Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC), under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China, the Dragon programme promotes the use of ESA, Third Party Mission and Chinese Earth observation satellite data within China for science and applications.
"I would like to acknowledge the work of the joint teams in ESA and MOST NRSCC managing the Dragon cooperation on a day-to-day-basis," said Yves-Louis.
Source: European Space Agency (ESA)
Image credit: SAFEA - Friendship Award ceremony