Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

Astrium GEO-Info Services Looks Back On The Chernobyl Disaster 25 Years Later With EO Technologies
by Staff Writers
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 18, 2011

To view the Astrium GEO-Info Services Chernobyl flipbook of images form the last 25 years please go here.

The first satellite image of the Ukrainian site was acquired by SPOT1 only ten days after the explosion, demonstrating the value of Earth-imaging satellites in responding to natural and man-made disasters.

Technology has evolved in the 25 years since the Chernobyl explosion, and Astrium GEO-Information's satellites continue to keep a watchful eye on the zone.

Astrium GEO-Information Services (formerly Spot Image) has released satellite imagery of the Chernobyl nuclear site covering the 25 years since the disaster in 1986.

From the first satellite image acquired by SPOT1 on April 26th 1986 to the high performance radar imagery taken only days ago of the affected area, Astrium GEO-Information Services has effectively monitored Chernobyl for a quarter of a century using the vast data archive containing more than 100 billion square kilometres of imagery.

Since 1986, satellite imagery has played a crucial role in managing disaster zones by providing teams on the ground with comprehensive information for decontamination efforts as well as mapping the resulting reforestation of the area.

Astrium GEO-Information Services has published an online flipbook presenting the multi-source, multi-resolution imagery of the Ukrainian site acquired over the past 25 years. The flipbook illustrates the changes to the area and demonstrates how satellite technology has brought new insights to site monitoring, management and mitigation of disasters since the 1980s.

Taking full advantage of the fully-integrated combined resources and skills of its Spot Image and Infoterra subsidiaries, the GEO-Information division of Astrium Services has become a recognised world leader in the geo-information market by offering decision-makers sustainable one-stop-shop solutions to increase security, protect the environment, and better manage natural resources.

It has exclusive access to SPOT and TerraSAR-X satellite data, while also calling on a full gamut of space data sources and airborne acquisition capabilities, enabling it to offer an unrivalled combination of Earth observation products and services. Its portfolio spans the entire geo-information value chain.


Related Links
Astrium GEO-Information Services
Earth Observation News - Suppiliers, Technology and Application

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Landsat: Who Are The Customers
Golden CO (SPX) Apr 18, 2011
Exactly who uses Landsat satellite imagery and what value do they derive from the information? In the first study of its kind, U.S. Geological Survey investigators surveyed a broad cross section of Landsat users to answer such questions. The short answer is that an expansive range of customers - academics to foresters and urban planners to agricultural managers - use Landsat satellite imag ... read more

BRP To Contribute To Canadian Moon And Mars Exploration Programs

Naveen Jain Co-Founder And Chairman Of Moon Express

Project Morpheus To Begin Testing At NASA's Johnson Space Center

NASA Announces Winners Of 18th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race

A Tale Of Two Deserts

Mars Rover's 'Gagarin' Moment Applauded Exploration

Mars Flight Possible After 2035

Several Drives This Week Put Opportunity Over 17-Mile Mark

NASA Awards Next Set Of Commercial Crew Development Agreements

LockMart Commends Congressional Action On NASA Spacecraft

NASA spared cuts in US spending bill passage

NASA mission control named for Chris Kraft

Asia's star ever brighter in space

What Future for Chang'e-2

China setting up new rocket production base

China's Tiangong-1 To Be Launched By Modified Long March II-F Rocket

Roberto Vittori's DAMA Mission To ISS

Northrop Grumman To Test Heat Management System On ISS

The MELFI Shuffle: Contingency Planning For Preserving Samples

Space Debris No Threat To ISS

India Starts Countdown For Launch Of Three Satellites

Kazakh Space Launch Project Delayed Until 2017

Putin Urges Ukraine To Join New Russian Space Center Project

Arianespace to launch ASTRA 2E Satellite

Titan-Like Exoplanets

A New Way To Find Planets

Telescope Ferrets Out Planet-Hunting Targets

White Dwarfs Could Be Fertile Ground For Other Earths

Don't stigmatise nuclear evacuees, says Japan govt

Robot readings in Japan nuke plant 'harsh'

Ball Aerospace Moves NPP Satellite To Thermal Vacuum Chamber For Final Testing

Technology addiction takes toll in Asia

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement