Satellite Applications Catapult Joins BARSC

The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) has announced that the Satellite Applications Catapult has taken advantage of the new Observer Membership class and joined the association. From its offices on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, the Satellite Applications Catapult works to create and accelerate economic growth in the UK through the application of space technology. It is a not-for-profit organisation, independent of any one technology or company, and always works to bring the best available solution to solve customer problems. BARSC represents British-based companies with a commercial interest in remote sensing; a fast-growing industry within both the space... (read more)
2017-01-10 12:04:39

Satellite Communications Vital for Africa

GIM International Interviews Paul Thomson, Regional Director, ImageAfrica
Availability of (geospatial) data in Africa always has, and still does represent a bottleneck. Poor communications infrastructure, lack of funds, price of geospatial data and a poor distribution network are just a few contributing factors. To help arrive at an urgently needed solution, ImageAfrica decided it needed to start by being on the spot. GIM International interviewed regional director Paul Thomson in Nairobi, Kenya. What made you and the United Kingdom ImageAfrica office decide to establish a site here in East Africa? It was felt that there existed a strong need for a set-up like this, and a huge potential... (read more)
2005-03-22 12:00:00

Satellite maps of Haiti Earthquake

Satellite images of the Port-au-Prince districts, damaged as a result of the 12th January earthquake, are in free access. Maps have been prepared by SCANEX specialists based on the GeoEye-1 VHR data on behalf of the Emercom of Russia. Maps show destroyed and damaged buildings, the road net of the region and tent camps. About the image: satellite images before (left) and after (right) the disaster. In the middle - a stadium, where camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been set up. To the left: Google Maps data. To the right: GeoEye-1 image, January 13 (GEOEYE, 2010). The highly-detailed EROS-B... (read more)
2010-01-19 10:13:48

First LDCM Satellite Images Released

NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched on 11 February 2013. The natural-colour images show the intersection of the United States Great Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado. LDCM acquired the images at about 1:40 p.m. on 18 March. The satellite's Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instruments observed the scene simultaneously. The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, processed the data. NASA is... (read more)
2013-03-22 11:14:31

First Galileo Satellite on Orbit

The first Galileo demonstrator is in orbit, marking the very first step to full operability of Europe’s new global navigation satellite system, under a partnership between ESA and the European Commission (EC). Giove A, the first Galileo in-orbit validation element, was launched 28th December from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, atop a Soyuz-Fregat vehicle operated by Starsem. Following a textbook lift-off at 05:19 UTC (06:19 CET), the Fregat upper stage performed a series of manoeuvres to reach a circular orbit at an altitude of 23 258 km, inclined at 56 degrees to the Equator, before safely deploying the satellite at 09:01:39 UTC (10:01:39... (read more)
2005-12-29 12:00:00

China Launches Polar Orbiting Satellite

A Chinese CZ-4C Chang Zheng-4C launch vehicle - carrying the Feng Yun-3A satellite - has lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center located in the Shanxi province. The first satellite of the second generation of polar orbiting meteorological satellites will operate in a 836 km sun-synchronous orbit with an inclination of 98.7 degrees, covering the planet twice a day. The satellite was developed by the Shanghai Academy of Space Flight Technology (SAST) and is a three-axis stabilised vehicle measuring 4.4 x 2 x 2 meters, with a launch mass of 2200 kg. With a operational life of three years,... (read more)
2008-05-27 10:55:07

PCI Geomatics Supports THEOS satellite

PCI Geomatics (Canada) will support image products from the THEOS satellite (Thailand Earth Observation System), to be launched in November 2007. PCI Geomatics will develop support for THEOS data import, precision orthorectification models, image mosaics, and advanced data fusion techniques such as panchromatic sharpening. Support for THEOS will also include stereo DEM generation from the sensor's forward-and backward-looking images.    Owned and operated by the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology's Space Agency (GISTDA), THEOS will provide customers in Thailand and abroad with image processing capabilities and geo-referenced image products. Potential applications include projects in cartography, land use, agriculture, forestry,... (read more)
2007-10-09 09:06:51

Satellite Communications Vital for Africa

GIM International Interviews Paul Thomson, Regional Director, ImageAfrica
Availability of (geospatial) data in Africa always has, and still does represent a bottleneck. Poor communications infrastructure, lack of funds, price of geospatial data and a poor distribution network are just a few contributing factors. To help arrive at an urgently needed solution, ImageAfrica decided it needed to start by being on the spot. GIM International interviewed regional director Paul Thomson in Nairobi, Kenya. What made you and the United Kingdom ImageAfrica office decide to establish a site here in East Africa? It was felt that there existed a strong need for a set-up like this, and a huge potential... (read more)
2005-03-22 12:00:00

Satellite Technology of Wildlife Accounting

A meeting on the issues of application of space technology for monitoring and inventory of wild animals was held on 8th December, 2010 at ScanEx Research & Development Center. The most of the focus was on the issues of monitoring reindeer in Siberia, Far North and Far East. Leading specialists in sphere of wild animals’ inventory took part in this event, as well as representatives of scientific organisations and companies, specializing in development of satellite technology - SPIIRAS, “ES-PAS”, ScanEx, Commonwealth of Indigenous Minorities of the North, Siberia and Far East. The central topic for the discussion were modern methods... (read more)
2010-12-28 04:33:04

Satellite-based Monitoring Caspian Sea

ScanEx Research and Development Center and the «Kazakh Agency of Applied Ecology» (KAPE) initiated the second stage of satellite-based radar monitoring of the northern and middle part of Caspian Sea. Survey of the environmental situation of this water area has been ongoing since 2008 per request of the governmental authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This year ScanEx started satellite imagery session in March and will carry on its observations until freezing period.   Control over the ecological and shipping situation in northern parts of the Caspian Sea is done based on the operational analysis of radar images, delivered from... (read more)
2009-06-29 03:55:34
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