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United States : AIRBUS DEFENSE AND SPACE launches first direct receiving station for GeoNorth

June 28, 2014

GeoNorth became the first customer to buy a multi-satellite Direct Receiving Station (DRS) from Airbus Defense and Space.

The DRS will enable to both high-resolution and very high-resolution optical and radar satellite imagery for the Fairbanks, Alaska-based information technology custom application provider.

It draws on the Spot 5, 6 and soon 7 satellites, PlÉiades 1A and 1B, TerraSAR X and TanDEM X satellites, with resolutions across optical and radar products ranging from 0.25 meters to 40 meters.

Applications will be held by the GeoNorth DRS in North American markets such as oil, gas and mining, infrastructure development, fisheries and ice monitoring. It carries the number of stations to Airbus DRS network to nearly 40, the largest worldwide.

The network makes sure near real-time delivery of data and services by enabling clients to downlink imagery instantly each time a satellite passes over the stations. In addition, this frees up more memory onboard the satellites and increases acquisition capacity.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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