RapidEye, a leader in high-resolution, wide area repetitive coverage of earth through its constellation of five satellites announced a positive update on the health and lifespan of its satellites. In addition, Michael Oxfort has been appointed to lead the development of the company’s data continuity strategy. “The RapidEye System has proven to be extremely robust,” […]
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High performance levels confirmed The interim in-orbit assessment of Pléiades 1B, focusing principally on orbit acquisition and satellite performance, was successfully concluded on Thursday 10 January. Pléiades 1B had reached its nominal orbit two days earlier and is now phased at180 degrees with respect to Pléiades 1A. The final in-orbit acceptance review is expected in […]
On 2 December 2012 the optical very-high-resolution satellite Pléiades 1B is launched successfully from Guyana Space Centre. With Pléiades 1A on the same orbit the satellites form a true constellation offering daily revisits to any point on the globe.
The Spot 6 satellite is launched with succes on September 9th. This satellite acquires optical satellite images with a resolution of 1.5m. With a swath width of 60km it is possible to cover large areas with few satellite images. In 2013 the images will be available for commercial users.
For several mutual projects, Deimos Imaging and Geoserve successfully tested an emergency acquisition of the Azores with the Deimos-1 satellite. This Spanish satellite acquires multispectral images with 22 meters resolution. As Deimos-1 is entirely controlled (from tasking to image production) by Deimos Imaging it is an excellent solution for emergency acquisitions. Those acquisitions are done […]
Only 3 days after launch Pléiades 1A acquired it’s first satellite images. Parts of those images have made available to the public. The Pléiades imagery have a 50 cm pixel size and reveal detailed information of several cities, including Paris and Casablanca. A ZIP file with all available images can be downloaded via FTP: Sample […]
The Soyuz launcher has successfully orbited Pléiades 1a, the first agile, operationally responsive and very-high-resolution optical satellite, and the first of a constellation offering daily revisits to any point on the globe. Please read more here.
Due to a rapidly degrading electronic component the 27-year-old Landsat 5 satellite has stopped with acquiring images of the Earth. The Landsat 5 mission is nearing its end… read more.
The Pléiades 1 satellite will be launched on December 16, 2011 on a Soyouz rocket leaving from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. This will be the first of two identical satellites that will image the Earth for more than 10 years, delivering 50-cm imagery products. Pléiades 1 will be joined in space by its twin, […]