TAG: Airbus

Airbus and Planet bring new geospatial products to market

June 25, 2018By

Airbus and Planet have entered into a partnership to facilitate access to each other’s data and the co-development of new geospatial solutions. The companies are establishing a framework agreement to explore opportunities for joint cooperation in new and existing markets, product offerings, sales and marketing efforts. Both companies aim to provide a comprehensive suite of global satellite data at multiple... read more

Airbus and U.S. Air Force commemorate 25 years of Eagle Vision program

June 7, 2018By

Airbus Defence and Space is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Eagle Vision, its lightweight deployable imagery downlink ground station designed to process and distribute commercial satellite imagery in near-real time to support U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard missions in homeland security, combat and disaster relief. Eagle Vision allows downloading and processing of unclassified commercial satellite imagery directly in... read more

SpaceDataHighway starts full Copernicus service

March 19, 2018By
Image: ESA

The Airbus-operated SpaceDataHighway has begun regularly relaying data from the Sentinel-2A satellite, after the successful end of the commissioning period. This marks the start of the SpaceDataHighway service using all four Copernicus Sentinel satellites and the beginning of a new era for space-based imagery users. The first two sets of Earth-observing Copernicus Sentinels-1A and -1B and -2A and -2B are... read more

Airbus to provide near real-time access to its satellite data

January 31, 2018By

Airbus has launched near real-time satellite imagery capabilities together with its 24/7 Emergency Image Delivery Service to aid those facing emergency situations. By leveraging the Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) polar ground station in Svalbard, Norway, Pléiades and SPOT constellation images are now retrieved at every orbit, resulting in ultra-fast image deliveries after collection, anywhere in the world. In addition to... read more

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ESA investigates high-altitude pseudo-satellites for Earth observation

November 28, 2017By

The European Space Agency (ESA) is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a missing link between drones and satellites. read more

Orbital Witness wins Airbus’ Global Earth Observation Challenge

October 23, 2017By

Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its Global Earth Observation Challenge. Orbital Witness will receive a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching. The competition encourages startups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data. The winning British startup Orbital Witness proposes to... read more

Esri Maps Reveal Impacts from Nepal Earthquakes

April 29, 2015By

Esri has added a pair of new maps to its Nepal Earthquake Maps gallery.  Nepal Earthquake Swipe Map Compare pre- and post-earthquake imagery from Airbus Defence & Space to explore damage around Nepal. This map includes several bookmarks to help users navigate around key points of interest and landmarks that were damaged or destroyed. Nepal Earthquake Impact Summary Map Users can... read more

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Airbus Releases Satellite Imagery of Nepal Earthquake

April 28, 2015By

Following Nepal’s devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Saturday, Airbus Defence and Space has acquired Pléiades satellites imagery to support the International Charter and Copernicus Emergency Management Service. The data acquired will assist in assessing the damage and help rescue organizations in the delivery of humanitarian aid. The before and after Pléiades images over Kathmandu (full image can be downloaded here) show... read more

Airbus Launches WorldDEM Digital Terrain Model

April 15, 2015By

Airbus Defence and Space has launched its WorldDEM Digital Terrain Model (DTM), a highly accurate standardized representation of bare Earth elevation that can be made available for any point on the globe. This addition completes the WorldDEM portfolio, enabling Airbus Defence and Space to provide both surface and terrain elevation information in support of global customer projects. WorldDEM DTM can... read more

GEOINT Coverage, Day 2: Keynotes, Airbus, Skyline

April 16, 2014By

GEOINT 2013* — Day Two Today was the official start of the GEOINT 2013* Symposium. Attendance was estimated at 3,500. Keynote speakers included James Clapper, director of National Intelligence (DNI), LTG Michael Flynn, director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and Lettitia Long, director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The full conference guide and videos of many keynote speeches will be available through... read more