Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Isro’s PSLV-C53 places three satellites in orbit
The four-stage, 44.4m tall PSLV-C53 rocket that blasted off...
Chinese probe successfully maps entire Mars, sends stunning pictures
China's Tianwen-1 orbiter has mapped the entire of Mars,...
Israel Aerospace Industries Successfully Doubles Venµs Satellite’s Expected Service Life
Venµs changed altitude in space and will carry out...
South Korea launches KASS satellite to augment GPS
South Korea has successfully launched a precision aviation satellite...
China launches new batch of remote sensing satellites
XICHANG, June 23 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched three...
Kenya launches nationwide airborne geophysical survey
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday launched the final report...
South Korea successfully launches home-grown Nuri space rocket
South Korea’s domestically built Nuri rocket successfully placed a...
Isro PSLV-C53 launch announced for June 30
The mission faced multiple initial delays, but was eventually...
Strong progress being made on the UK’s Geospatial Strategy
Annual plan published shows the Geospatial Commission’s progress on...
Israel Deploys Medicine Data-Map Skills to Avert Food Crisis
Even before the first wave of Covid-19 swept through...

March 1st, 2019
DMC Constellation strengthens wide area monitoring capabilities

Guildford, UK – Airbus Defence and Space is now offering new capabilities for wide area monitoring through the DMC Constellation, bringing increased resolution (from 12 to 24m) and extra spectral bands, including Red-Edge, Blue, Coastal Blue and Panchromatic. These new assets will boost key capabilities for agriculture, environmental monitoring and disaster management applications.

 

Complementing existing DMC Constellation satellites, this expansion of imaging capability is possible through exclusive commercial imagery agreements for the Alsat-1B satellite mission with the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL), and for the KazSTSAT satellite mission with Ghalam LLP. This is a significant step for all parties, which ensures partners leverage Airbus’ expertise in end-to-end mission operation services, while improving Airbus satellites’ fleet capacities.

 

“Our team in Guildford, UK, has been managing imagery operations and processing since 2004 with the DMC Constellation and this opportunity will allow our customers to benefit from continuity, consistency of pricing, a wider offer and our long term experience.  We are also committed to expand the UK contribution to the International Charter for Space and Major Disaster through the addition of these new missions,” said Phil Brownnett, Head of UK Programmes at Airbus Defence and Space, Intelligence.

 

The DMC Constellation has been integral to the success of major monitoring programmes over the USA and Europe for agriculture, as well as helping to combat deforestation in the Amazon Basin, and will continue to complement imagery from the Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 missions. Additionally, future seamless integration into existing Airbus offers such as OneAtlas, Verde and Starling will ensure more effective global monitoring. Specifically, the  Red-Edge band is crucial to calculate biophysical parameters such as chlorophyll content, enabling insight into leaf nitrogen content.

 

Along with the DMC Constellation, Airbus Defence and Space offers exclusive commercial access to the largest fleet of high-resolution Earth observation satellites: the Pléiades twins, the SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellites and the weather-independent radar satellites TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X and PAZ. The constellation is also reinforced by satellite partners such as TripleSat and KazEOSat.

 

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of Airbus, has jointly developed and manufactured the Alsat-1B satellite with ASAL, and the KazSTSAT satellite with Ghalam LLP.

 

* * *

 

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.