Posts tagged as AIRBUS

Second SpaceDataHighway satellite successfully launched

The EDRS-C satellite, the second node of the SpaceDataHighway network (also known as the European Data Relay System (EDRS)), has been successfully launched into geostationary orbit at 31° East. After testing, it will double transmission capacity of the system in order to serve two observation satellites simultaneously and provide redundant back-up for the SpaceDataHighway. This […]

New ground control points refine satellite imagery precision

Airbus’ new series of ground control points (GCPs) gives centimetre level accuracy and higher points density. These highly precise 3D coordinates are automatically extracted from Airbus’ high-resolution stereo radar imagery, using a geodesy processor. GCPs are essential for accurate orthorectification of aerial, optical satellite and drone data, as well as precise localisation of ground features, […]

Six-month aerospace start-up programme concludes in Paris

The six-month accelerator concluded its final leg in Paris in June 2019, as ten participating African start-ups pitched on stage at the Paris Air Lab. The ten start-ups in Airbus Bizlab and GIZ Make-IT in Africa’s #Africa4Future accelerator programme got to pitch their businesses as part of the annual Paris Air Show — the world’s […]

Aerospace start-ups present solutions to continent’s challenges

Participants in the latest Airbus BizLab and GIZ #Africa4Future challenge for innovative African aerospace and remote sensing start-ups met with experts, investors and other stakeholders at an innovators summit in Cape Town in May 2019. Africa’s top start-ups presented proposals to tackle water, food and land security, healthcare, urban development and engineering challenges in Africa. […]

Call for startups to rethink how technology could interact with aerospace

Airbus launched its second edition of #Africa4Future, a joint accelerator programme between the company’s global aerospace accelerator BizLab and Make-IT in Africa, a programme by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit German (GIZ), the German Agency for International Cooperation. For this second edition, the company calls for African tech start-ups that are working on solutions […]

Edited digital elevation model available via streaming

Airbus Defence and Space’s entire edited WorldDEM database, together with the already available WorldDEM4Ortho dataset, are now available via streaming. WorldDEM is a homogeneous, single-source, high-precision digital elevation model (DEM). Online access to both datasets of the entire Earth’s landmass facilitates a wide range of applications such as line-of-sight-analysis, hydrological modelling, satellite imagery orthorectification and […]

Radar satellite data partnership continues

Airbus Defence and Space will continue to provide access to its radar satellite data to Ursa Space Systems (Ursa), a data fusion and analytics company. Both parties signed a new four-year contract after having started their cooperation in 2015. Under this agreement, Ursa will analyse and fuse radar data with additional information sources to provide […]