Posts tagged as AIRBUS

Earth observation portfolio expanded

Airbus has entered into an agreement with Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology (21AT), the Chinese commercial satellite operator, for the distribution of the images acquired by their TripleSat constellation. This constellation consists of three identical very high-resolution earth observation satellites set 120° apart, travelling around the same orbit. They offer daily monitoring of any place […]

High speed satellite imagery transfer service realised

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 service using all four Copernicus Sentinel satellites. The service will comprise a system of relay satellites permanently fixed over a network of ground stations, with the first satellite, EDRS-A, […]

Radar satellite launch successful

The Airbus-built PAZ radar satellite has been successfully launched and will be positioned at a 514 km orbit. The satellite is equipped with advanced active synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology designed for high flexibility and the capability to operate in multiple modes with different image sizes and resolutions. It will take images 24/7 and in […]

Near real-time satellite data access

Airbus has launched near real-time satellite imagery capabilities along 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 Norway, Pléiades and SPOT constellation images are now retrieved at every orbit, resulting in ultra-fast image deliveries after collection, anywhere in the […]

Collaboration to advance high altitude pseudo-satellite programme

Under the terms of a newly signed memorandum of understanding, Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering (the engineering and technology business of Williams Grand Prix Engineering), will examine applications that may combine Williams’ lightweight composites and battery expertise with Airbus’ Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) programme. Zephyr is a solar-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) with unique […]

Satellite data distribution contractor selected

Airbus has been awarded a four-year contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be one of four suppliers for the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS). The service will make data and information easily available to users through a cloud computing architecture, enabling enhanced coordination and cross-fertilisation at European Union level and amongst […]