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Monday, December 16th, 2013

Astrium and GeoNorth Sign First Multi-mission Direct Receiving Station

Astrium, the world’s second largest space company, signed with GeoNorth, LLC for the first multi-mission Direct Receiving Station (DRS), with a unique offering of both high-resolution and very high-resolution optical and radar satellite imagery capabilities. This new contract brings to nearly 40 the number of stations in the Astrium Services DRS network – the largest

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Astrium Provides Satellite Images to Help Rescue Efforts Following Typhoon Haiyan

The effects of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, were photographed on 13 November 2013 by a Pléiades satellite, which had captured images of the same zone (Tacloban) on 7 March 2013.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Astrium’s SPOT 6 Satellite Qualifies for European Copernicus Programme

Astrium, the world’s second-ranking space company, has announced that Astrium Services’s SPOT 6 high-resolution satellite has been qualified by the European Space Agency (ESA) to take part in the Copernicus Earth observation programme.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Astrium Services and IHS Sign a Partnership Agreement to Support GeoInt Community

Astrium, the world’s second ranking space company, announced that the GEO-Information activities of Astrium Services have entered into a partnership agreement with IHS, the leading global source of defence and security information, to deliver satellite imagery and services for intelligence analysis and reporting.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Astrium Delivers Radar Instrument for Sentinel-1A

Astrium, world’s second ranking space company, has completed the radar instrument for the Sentinel-1A environmental satellite and will deliver it to Thales Alenia Space (TAS) in Rome for installation on the satellite.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Astrium Services Releases WorldDEM Sample Data

  Astrium, world’s second-ranking space company, has released the first WorldDEM™ sample data sets for evaluation purposes, enabling potential customers to begin testing data for varied applications including line-of-sight analysis, 3D visualisation or orthorectfication of satellite imagery.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Astrium Enhances TerraSAR-X Resolution and Coverage Capabilities

Astrium, Europe’s leading space technology company, has launched two new TerraSAR-X imaging modes. The enhanced imaging capabilities facilitate the delivery of higher resolution imagery as well as the coverage of larger areas.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Astrium’s Pleiades Satellite Photographs New Island from Pakistan Quake

Pleaides the very high resolution satellite manufactured and operated by Astrium, photographed the new island of Zalzala Koh from its orbit 695km above the Earth on 26 September 2013.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Astrium Selected for UK MInistry of Justice Mapping and Monitoring Program

Astrium, Europe’s leading space technology company, has been selected by the UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to provide sophisticated mapping and monitoring services for its new electronic monitoring program. Selected as preferred bidder for the contract, Astrium Services teams based in Far.nborough, Hampshire, will provide the mapping and monitoring expertise to enable the movements of

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Astrium to Provide New Satellite Imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth

Astrium, Europe’s leading space technology company, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Google Inc. to provide satellite imagery in support of Google Maps, Google Earth and other Google products and services. Under this agreement, Astrium Services will provide newly acquired imagery from its Pléiades and SPOT satellites.

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