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




EARTH OBSERVATION
Moscow court upholds ban against satellite image distributor
by Staff Writers
Moscow (RIA Novosti) May 15, 2012


illustration only

A Moscow court upheld a ban on Friday prohibiting the Russian research and development company ScanEx from distributing satellite images of Earth at a resolution higher than two meters.

Scanex works under license from the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, to collect, process and disseminate Earth remote sensing data.

A 2008 ban prohibited ScanEx from distributing high-resolution images, considered by the defense ministry to contain sensitive military information.

ScanEx appealed the ban, citing the Russian defense minister as saying in 2006 that all restrictions on satellite imagery resolution would be lifted.

Commenting after the court decision was announced, a ScanEx spokesman said the company would file another appeal.

"The whole world can see Russia from space on detailed satellite images, but in Russia these data have not been definitively declassified," the spokesman said.

Last November Roscosmos announced that it was preparing a bill to lift all restrictions on the dissemination of civil satellite data.

Source: RIA Novosti

.


Related Links
Daily Russian News
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
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




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





EARTH OBSERVATION
China launches new remote-sensing satellite
Taiyuan, China (XNA) May 14, 2012
China successfully launched the remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XIIII Thursday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi, according to a press release from the center. The satellite was carried into space aboard a Long March 4B carrier rocket which blasted off at 3:06 p.m. Beijing time, according to the center. The satellite will be used to conduct scien ... read more


EARTH OBSERVATION
Perigee "Super Moon" On May 5-6

India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to wait

European Google Lunar X Prize Teams Call For Science Payloads

Russia to Send Manned Mission to Moon by 2030

EARTH OBSERVATION
Opportunity Rolling Again After Fifth Mars Winter

Mojave Desert Tests Prepare for NASA Mars Roving

Mars Opportunity Rover Is A Go For More Travel

WSU air-quality researcher to lead field studies in support of NASA Mars mission

EARTH OBSERVATION
ATK Announces Complete Liberty System to Provide Commercial Crew Access

NASA Conducts Tests on Orion Service Module

Boeing Completes Full Landing Test of Crew Space Transportation Spacecraft

How will the US biotechnology industry benefit from new patent laws?

EARTH OBSERVATION
China confirms plans to build own orbital station

Building a Heavenly Palace in outer space

Long March-2F rocket delivered to launch center

China's Lunar Docking

EARTH OBSERVATION
Russia launches astronauts after 5-month break

Three astronauts blast off for ISS on Russian rocket

Middle School Students Send Commands to the International Space Station

Dancing Droplets Rock Out On Space Station

EARTH OBSERVATION
Refurbishment on Grand Scale for Iconic VAB

EchoStar XVII comes to French Guiana for a dual-payload Arianespace flight in June with Ariane

SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace Join Forces to Offer Crewed Missions to Private Space Stations

A Soyuz takes shape in French Guiana for the next dual Galileo satellite launch

EARTH OBSERVATION
In search of new 'Earths' beyond our Solar System

Free-floating planets in the Milky Way outnumber stars by factors of thousands

Unseen planet revealed by its gravity

Ultra-cool companion helps reveal giant planets

EARTH OBSERVATION
US class-action ebook price-fixing suit can proceed

At least half of S. Korea cellphone users on smartphones

Greenpeace members arrested in Apple 'cloud' demo

VPT Adds 15 Amp Point of Load DC-DC Converter to Space Family of Power Conversion Products




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