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Airbus Defence and Space breaks world in-orbit longevity record

Inmarsat-2 F2 satellite retired after more than 23.5 years of successful operation in geostationary orbit, far outliving its projected life of ten years Second longevity record for Airbus Defence and Space following first Eurostar satellite Inmarsat-2 F1 retired after 22.5 years in orbit Inmarsat-2 F2, the second Eurostar satellite designed...

     

The Qt Company and ESA to develop 3D mapping and visualization software to support the Rosetta science operations

–The Qt Company has announced it is working with ESA (European Space Agency) to develop a 3D rendering software module that will be used in the ESA MAPPS planning and analyzing tool. The rendering algorithms that can deal with irregular bodies in addition to normal spheroid shaped planets are first needed in the survey mission currently studying...

     

Map Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts, Provides Clues on Larger Asteroid Population

Small asteroids near Earth, with sizes of only about a meter, hit the atmosphere and disintegrate with surprising frequency - around every other week, new data show. Sensor data reveal that these small impact events are frequent and random. A map of these small impact events released by NASA shows the frequency and approximate energy released by bolide events detected from 1994 through...

     

Airbus Defence and Space and PASCO CORPORATION Reinforce their Cooperation in Satellite Data Distribution

·        PASCO CORPORATION will be equipped with a SPOT Direct Receiving Station (DRS) to distribute SPOT 6 and 7 satellite data in Japan   ·        PASCO CORPORATION acquires Tokyo Spot Image KK, a 100% subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, is selling its subsidiary Tokyo...

     

European Space Imaging and TotalView provide satellite imagery for Greek LPIS 2014 project

European Space Imaging (EUSI) and TotalView successfully completed the provision of DigitalGlobe’s (DG) satellite imagery products for the Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) 2014 project in Greece. The project “Digital Services in the Single Application Renewed Land Parcel Identification System” project was announced by the Greek Payment...

     

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