Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. 24/7 Space News .




EARTH OBSERVATION
Turkey Steps up Collaboration with Astrium Services For SPOT 6 And SPOT 7 Data
by Staff Writers
Toulouse, France (SPX) Dec 24, 2012


File image.

Astrium Services and the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) signed two agreements in Istanbul on 19 October 2012 to develop high-resolution and large-area coverage services in Turkey, notably for agriculture.

The agreements cover a SPOT New Generation receiving station and reception of data from SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, as well as an extension for SPOT 5 data. With more than 50 direct receiving stations operating on all five continents, Astrium has the most extensive station network in the world today.

Imagery is downlinked instantly from the optical and radar satellites operated by Astrium Services each time they pass over these stations, making it possible to deliver fresh information from any area of interest very quickly.

New SPOT 6, SPOT 7 and Pleiades receiving stations are set to further shorten image data delivery times, getting data into the hands of users faster than ever before.

ITU is playing an active role in agricultural and environmental development programmes working towards 2023, the centenary year of the Turkish Republic.

The agreements with Astrium Services will help to fulfil this objective. In 2009, ITU established the TARIT agricultural statistics pilot project that will be operational all over Turkey next year, relying on data from SPOT 5, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 (TARBIL programme).

Through this agreement, ITU is seeking to step up its high-resolution activities while leveraging the increased acquisition capacity, daily revisits and quick-response tasking capability of SPOT 6 and SPOT 7.

The agreement signed with Dr. Mehmet Karaca, the Rector of ITU, is the result of a long collaboration begun in 2002 when the university first started receiving SPOT 4 data.

Astrium Services is thus consolidating its ties with a prestigious institution founded in 1773, the world's third oldest university dedicated to science and engineering.

Through its GEO-Information business, Astrium Services is recognized as one of the leaders in the geo-spatial information market, not least thanks to the now fully integrated skills and resources of the former Spot Image and Infoterra.

The company provides decision-makers with complete solutions enabling them to increase security, boost agricultural performance, maximize oil and gas or mining operations, improve their management of natural resources, and protect the environment.

It has exclusive access to data from the SPOT, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X and Pleiades satellites, coupled with a complete range of space-based data sources and airborne acquisition capability allowing it to offer an unrivalled scope of Earth observation products and services.

This extensive portfolio covers the entire geo-information supply chain, from the generation of images to the provision of high added-value information to end-users.

By leveraging the synergies and expertise available across the whole of Astrium Services, its GEO-Information teams develop innovative, yet competitive, custom-made solutions based on the combination and integration of Earth observation, navigation and high-end telecommunications.

.


Related Links
Astrium 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
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
Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives at Launch Site
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 21, 2012
An oversized semi-trailer truck carrying NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for launch. This NASA and U.S. Geological Survey mission will continue a 40-year record of measuring change on the planet from space. LDCM is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series, which began in 1972. It will e ... read more


EARTH OBSERVATION
GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon

No plans of sending an Indian on moon

Rocket Burn Sets Stage for Dynamic Moon Duos' Lunar Impact

EARTH OBSERVATION
Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected

Opportunity For Some Shoulder Workout At Copper Cliff

Enabling ChemCam to Measure Key Isotopic Ratios on Mars and Other Planets

Curiosity Rover Explores 'Yellowknife Bay'

EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test

White House to honor scientists, inventors

TDRS-K Arrives at Kennedy for Launch Processing

Sierra Nevada Corporation Selected by NASA to Receive Human Spaceflight Certification Products Contract

EARTH OBSERVATION
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues

EARTH OBSERVATION
Expedition 34 Spends Christmas in Space

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian craft

Soyuz rocket brings trio to space station

ISS Orbit Raised Ahead of Crew Arrival

EARTH OBSERVATION
Ariane 5 ECA orbits Skynet 5D and Mexsat Bicentenario satellites

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission

Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space

ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013

EARTH OBSERVATION
Closest sun-like star may have planets

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets

Venus transit and lunar mirror could help astronomers find worlds around other stars

Astronomers discover and 'weigh' infant solar system

EARTH OBSERVATION
Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Quick Way to ID People Exposed to Ionizing Radiation

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

Space Fence program moving forward

Aldrich Materials Science discovers liquid-free preparation of metal organic frameworks




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