European Space Imaging unveils first WorldView-2 images collected from its European Direct Access Facility (DAF)
European Space Imaging a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe and North Africa, today released the first images collected from DigitalGlobe’s advanced high-resolution satellite WorldView-2, through its Direct Access Facility located in Munich, Germany.
(Munich, Germany, March 19, 2010). Commercial operation for the European DAF is expected to commence on target at the end of the first quarter 2010. Once operational, the DAF will provide WorldView Global Alliance customers with priority tasking through a direct data downlink from WorldView-2, the world’s first commercial 8-band high-resolution satellite at 0.46 meter* GSD panchromatic and 1.84 meter* multi-spectral.
The Alliance DAF will allow European Space Imaging to take into account local real-time weather data to deliver efficient area collections, improved image quality with reduced cloud cover and same-day production and delivery.
European Space Imaging is working closely with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in the set-up and ongoing maintenance of the DAF. EUSI continues to be the only European satellite data provider that operates its own high-resolution satellite ground station for direct satellite tasking and local data downlink.
More information and a full resolution image can be obtained at www.euspaceimaging.com
- Distribution and use of imagery at better than 0.50 m GSD pan and 2.0 m GSD multispectral is subject to prior approval by the U.S. Government.
About European Space Imaging
European Space Imaging (http://www.euspaceimaging.com) is a leading supplier of high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe and North Africa. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany. Working in close partnership with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), EUSI is the only European satellite data provider that operates its own high-resolution satellite ground station for direct satellite tasking and local data downlink. Through the close cooperation with its parent company Space Imaging Middle East (SIME), EUSI’s customers benefit from fast access to data from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
About the WorldView Global Alliance
European Space Imaging, DigitalGlobe Inc, and Space Imaging Middle East are founding members of the WorldView Global Alliance. The Alliance brings together the world’s leading global provider of commercial high resolution world imagery products and services for defence and intelligence, civil government and commercial customers, with regional leaders in the geospatial industry providing best in class imagery solutions for Europe, the Middle East & North Africa.
More information can be obtained from www.worldviewglobalalliance.com
DLR is Germany´s national research center for aeronautics and space. As Germany´s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space program by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests. The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) is an institute of DLR with facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich and in Neustrelitz. DFD develops and operates payload ground-segments for national and European Earth observation missions.
More information can be obtained from www.dlr.de/caf
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