Posts tagged as Airbus Defence and Space

Sentinel-6A ocean satellite completed and ready for testing

Airbus has completed the ocean satellite Copernicus Sentinel-6A, and which will over the next six months undergo an extensive series of tests to prove its readiness for space. It is scheduled to be launched in November 2020. The satellite will carry out high-precision measurements of ocean surface topography. It will measure its distance to the […]

Collaboration empowers farmers with satellite imagery

Airbus Defence and Space and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, are collaborating to deliver frequently updated satellite imagery from Airbus to farmers through The Climate Corporation’s FieldView platform for digital agriculture. Farmers who use platform can now access high-resolution data of their fields from the Airbus SPOT 6, 7 and Pléiades satellites throughout […]

Cross-sensor interferometry succeeds

Airbus Defence and Space and Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos have generated the first joint TerraSAR-X/PAZ radar interferogram, demonstrating the missions’ capacity for cross-sensor interferometry, whose processing is among the most challenging. Interferograms are typically used to derive the topographic elevation and deformation of the Earth’s surface, and are created using at least two different images acquired […]

Ocean satellite takes shape

The integration of Sentinel-6A, the first of two satellites to continue measuring sea levels from 2020, has reached a new milestone and its critical phase: the propulsion module has been “mated” with the main structure of the satellite at Airbus. The propulsion module now needs to be hooked up, which will then be followed by […]