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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Airbus Built Sentinel-5 Precursor Satellite Ready for Launch

Stevenage 20/07/2017 – Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor is ready to leave Airbus’ Stevenage site for launch on a Rokot rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia.   Sentinel-5 Precursor is part of the global monitoring programme “Copernicus”, a joint European Commission–ESA undertaking which aims to acquire continuous and accurate Earth observation data and provide services

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Airbus and Scanex to Feed Russia’s Most Popular Search Engine Yandex with “One Atlas” Satellite Imagery Data

Toulouse – Airbus Defence and Space has signed a 4-year contract with Scanex, the Russian Earth observation company, for access to optical satellite imagery via the One Atlas platform, covering 180 million km² throughout the contract. Yandex, one of the largest internet companies in Europe, and operating Russia’s most popular search engine, will directly benefit

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

UltiSat Awarded Contract to Provide Satellite Bandwidth to Swedish Armed Forces

GAITHERSBURG, Md. – UltiSat, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end managed satellite network solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a prime contract by the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide satellite bandwidth in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and Afghanistan. The Swedish Armed Forces is the government agency that

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Airbus Friedrichshafen: New Satellite Hub Lays Groundwork for the Future

With the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for the new Integrated Technology Centre (ITC), Airbus marks the commencement of the intensive construction phase for its new €43 million satellite hub. The ultra-modern building, for the development and integration of satellites, will enable the Friedrichshafen site to handle future satellite requirements. The ITC, featuring complex

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

PAZ to Extend Airbus Radar Satellite Constellation for Improved Monitoring Capabilities by End of 2017

Friedrichshafen – PAZ, the satellite owned by the Spanish company Hisdesat, will soon increase the monitoring resources of the Airbus radar satellites constellation. Following its launch during the last quarter of 2017, PAZ will be positioned in the same orbit as the German owned TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites and form a high-resolution SAR satellite constellation

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Vega Set to Demonstrate Small-Satellite Dispenser

In the second half of 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) Vega small launcher is set to demonstrate its extended capability to deploy multiple light satellites using its new versatile Small Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser. This demonstration provides the first of the launch opportunities under the new Light satellite, Low-cost Launch opportunity (LLLor L3)

Monday, February 20th, 2017

DLR commissions Airbus to Develop the Payload and Payload Ground Segment for MERLIN – the First Franco-German Earth Observation Satellite

Ottobrunn – Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has signed a contract with Space Administration at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to develop and build all components of the German contribution to the German-French Earth observation mission MERLIN. The German Aerospace Center and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Sun Calendar Shows Solar Cycles Seen by Satellite

The SWAP camera onboard the European Space Agency (ESA) Proba-2 satellite takes advantage of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the hot turbulent atmosphere of the Sun’s solar corona. To illustrate what SWAP does and what it can teach, ESA and the Royal Observatory of Belgium collected and published 366 solar images—one for each day of

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

exactEarth to Provide India’s Navy with Satellite AIS

Cambridge, ON – exactEarth Ltd. (TSX: XCT), announces that it has signed a contract with Antrix Corporation Ltd., the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization, to provide Satellite AIS data services to the Indian Navy. The three-year subscription revenue contract is valued at USD $1.75 million in total.  With more than 7,500 km of

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

First Space-Based View of Human-Made Carbon Dioxide

Scientists produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations. The maps, based on data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite and generated with a new data-processing technique, agree well with inventories of known carbon dioxide emissions. No satellite before OCO-2 was capable of measuring carbon

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