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Roscosmos active in lifting ban on sub-metre imagery

Russia, September, 2014: Russian’s space agency Roscosmos is actively pursuing a new drive to lift embargo on sub-metre resolution imagery.

The agency held a meeting with President V. Putin and presented a draft resolution that permits public use of less than 1-metre imagery.

The Russian ministries of Defence and Economic Development are not far behind in championing the new initiative. The defence ministry has strongly advocated resolution restrictions should be monitored by lighter rules. It is also mulling the use of satellite imagery from commercial and satellites and those in overseas

Similarly the Ministry of Economic development is also implementing some measures to encourage lifting of ban on sub-metre imagery. In fact it has started work on a draft law ‘On the Remote Sensing of the Earth’ on remote sensing to achieve a streamlined process for end users to acquire remote sensing data.

Source Roscosmos
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