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Lake Nasser and Nile River, Egypt and Sudan
Yellow River Crossing Inner Mongolia, China – July 1st, 2010
Lakes and Lagoons in Bolivia’s Beni Department
Celia (04E) at Peak Strength, First Category 5 Hurricane of 2010 Season
Phytoplankton Off United Kingdom Coast

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Islands of the Aegean Sea – July 15th, 2009
Iceberg Calved Off Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf
Huge Dust Storm Blows Off Coast of Australia to New Zealand
Dust Storm Over Iraq Covers Baghdad – July 1st, 2009
Waves of Dust Invade Northern Iraq – July 6th, 2009
Blanca Dissipates, New System Forms
Tropical Depression Huaning
Tropical Depression 05E Forms near Baja California, Hurricane Carlos Moves West
Firth of Thames, New Zealand
The Athabasca River and Oil Sands, Canada

Chelys was established in 2002 and its core business focuses on software development and supplying services in the Earth Observation sector as a provider of processing stations for Earth observation satellites.

In the beginning our personnel worked on the development, integration and maintenance of the ESA/Envisat PDS (payload data segment) on behalf of Thales Alenia Space, and then on the development of test tools and integration of the Eumetsat/EPS GS (ground segment).

These experiences allowed us to become specialized in satellite data management and to concentrate on real time satellite (raw) data processing, data quality control, image generation, projection and mosaics (composite satellite images).

Our main product, Satellite Rapid Response System, a multimission real-time data processing and quality control system that is able to simultaneously process data coming from several different missions.
It can be used to process data from the following satellite instruments:
-ALOSAVNIR-2 level 0 (raw data) and level 1
-ENVISATMERIS levels 0 (raw data), level1 and level2
-ENVISATMERIS levels 0 and level1 FAPAR/MGVI Processor for Monitoring Vegetation Cover
The SRRS system used by ESA, MIRAVI, has been installed in all Envisat satellite acquisition stations and has been delivering thousands of images per month since June 2006, processing the Envisat/MERIS Full Resolution raw data as soon as they are acquired.

Our current areas of activity are:
-software development
-environmental acquisition and processing systems
-direct acquisition systems (ESA/DDS, Eumetsat/EUMETCAST)
-image generation from raw data, orthorectification and mosaics

We also provide services such as:
-a comprehensive maintenance and support program which provides operational support, software and hardware maintenance and enhancements
-technical consultancy
-feasibility, design and pre-phase studies
-system prototyping

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