Europe’s new age of satellite navigation has passed a historic milestone – the very first determination of a ground location using the four Galileo satellites currently in orbit together with their ground facilities.
After 177 months in service and having collected 6,811,918 images, SPOT 4’s mission was brought to an end by CNES and Astrium on 11 January.
On 2 December 2012, Soyuz flight VS04 launched the Pléiades 1B very-high-resolution optical satellite from the Guiana Space Centre. The launch marks a new success for ESA, CNES and Arianespace, who jointly operate the launch base, less than a year after orbiting Pléiades 1A. Astrium Services will be the exclusive distributor of imagery from Pléiades 1A and 1B.
RapidEye, a provider of high-resolution, wide area repetitive coverage of earth through its constellation of five satellites, announced that it is now using the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Collision Probability Assessment Service.
Soyuz launched the Pléiades 1a satellite from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), marking a new success for ESA, CNES and Arianespace, who jointly manage the CSG, after its first flight from the launch base on 21 October 2011. Pléiades 1a is now on the way to its final orbit at an altitude of 700 kilometres, where it will later be joined by Pléiades 1b, operating in the same orbit but phased 180° from its twin to form a constellation capable of revisiting any point on the globe every day.
LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has become a member of the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC). BARSC is an industry association dedicated to the promotion of the interests of all commercial companies involved with remote sensing technology throughout the United Kingdom.
Euromap GmbH, the exclusive supplier of Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) data in Europe, and the European Space Agency (ESA), responsible for the GMES data access as part of the GMES Space Component, announced that the delivery of ortho products and system corrected products from IRS P6 Resourcesat 1 data acquired during 2011 was completed recently.
RapidEye, a provider of wide area, repetitive coverage of Earth through its constellation of five satellites announced that it has secured a multimillion Euro contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).
ERDAS announces that the Italian Space Agency (ASI) is using ERDAS APOLLO to manage data collected from different space missions and deliver it for public consumption via a web portal.