Airbus Defence and Space, owner of the commercial distribution rights for TerraSAR-X data, and ESA have signed a contract securing the continued supply of TerraSAR-X data for the Copernicus Data Warehouse. The agreement is valid until the end of 2020, thus continuing the successful cooperation between Airbus Defence and Space and ESA for the provision of TerraSAR-X data to public institutions across Europe in place since 2008. TerraSAR-X has been a key data source particularly for activities addressing emergency and security related issues, reliable monitoring needs, and land cover change, both in Europe and beyond.
Airbus Defence and Space delivers SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellite data in support of the TARBIL (Agricultural Monitoring and Information System Project) project in Turkey. TARBIL is a highly technological and comprehensive agricultural monitoring project fusing multi-temporal in-situ data from 44,000 sensors across Turkey with SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellite images. Airbus Defence and Space has been supporting the project since 2012, when it signed two agreements with the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) that aimed to develop highresolution and large-area coverage services in Turkey, particularly for agricultural applications.
A new Egyptian Satellite will be launched by 2017 per an agreement signed between the National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences (NARSS) and Germany. The satellite hardware would be German while the software part would be Egyptian. www.thecairopost.com
Belarus, Russia sign agreement to develop remote sensing satellite
The Russian corporation VNIIEM and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) signed an agreement on developing and operating a satellite for the high-resolution remote sensing of the Earth. The document was signed by VNIIEM Director General Leonid Makridenko and Piotr Vityaz, NASB Chief of Staff. The new satellite is called BKA 2.
China launches Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite
China’s Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite was sent into space from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi Province, north China. It was carried by a Long March-4C rocket, the 207th mission for the Long March rocket family. http://english.cri.cn
Two Russian space companies and Iranian Bonyan Danesh Shargh fi rm signed on Tuesday an agreement on joint development of an Earth remote-sensing satellite system for Iran, Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said. The pre-сontractual arrangement covers the development of an earth remotesensing system based on an upgraded version of the Kanopus-V1 (Canopus-B) observation satellite, Russia’s VNIIEM Corporation CEO Leonid Makridenko specifi ed. http://sputniknews.com
EYESMAP: New Architects And Archaeologist 3d Tablet
E-Capture R&D, a Spanish technologybased company, introduces a new 3D accurate measuring tablet: EyesMap. It has an outstanding capacity for modelling 3D scenes both indoors and outdoors, as well as capture in 3D large objects like buildings up to small objects like coins. The “EyesMap” Tablet incorporates two rear cameras, a depth sensor and a GPS system. It is able to measure coordinates, lines and surfaces of all types of objects up to a distance of 30 to 50 m.