Pályára állt a SPOT 6

Mai postánkból. Domokos György, az Astrium Geo-információs szolgáltatások üzletágától, közelebbről az Infoterra Magyarországtól  küldte az alábbi részleteket és referenciákat:
"Az alábbiakban küldöm a SPOT 6 műhold fellövésével
kapcsolatos web-es híradás címét (és a hírt is):

SPOT 6 joins Pléiades 1A in orbit
9 september 2012

Részletek a folytatásra kattintva.
• The SPOT 6 Earth observation satellite, built by Astrium,
has now been successfully launched
• SPOT 6 will join Pléiades 1A in orbit and will form, in a
second time with Pléiades 1B and SPOT 7, a coherent and
smart optical constellation providing images distributed by
Astrium Services
• With this brand new constellation, Astrium Services,
exclusive distributor of the derived geo-information
products, will offer unique applications in an unrivalled
delivery time

09 September 2012 – Built by Astrium, Europe’s leading space
technology company, the SPOT 6 Earth observation satellite
has been successfully launched by a PSLV launcher from the
Satish Dhawan Space Center in India. It will join in orbit
Pléiades 1A, the very high resolution Earth observation
satellite with products distributed by Astrium Services.
Both satellites will first work together and will form, from
2014, a complete constellation with Pléiades 1B and SPOT 7,
the next satellites on the launch track to complete Astrium
Services full optical constellation.

As soon as they will be validated in orbit, each of SPOT 6
and SPOT 7 will be operated by Astrium Satellites and
exploited by Astrium Services in coordination with the two
Pléiades satellites along the same orbit. The constellation
will offer unique applications, delivering products in an
unrivalled delivery time, to Astrium Services’ customers.
Each point of the globe will be seen each day once in high
resolution and in very high resolution. Moreover, while SPOT
6 & 7 will provide a wide picture over an area, Pléiades
will be able to offer, for the same zone, products with a
narrower field of view but with an increased level of detail

“With four satellites phased 90 degrees apart in the same
heliosynchronous quasi-polar orbit, we will be able to offer
our customers geo-information products in record time, in as
little as six hours,” said Eric Beranger, CEO Astrium
Services. “With four satellites, we obviously have more
freedom in terms of the revisit interval, for better change
detection or faster coverage. Users can choose between
very-high-resolution data capture at a specific point and
high-resolution data capture over a larger area. We can also
combine the two, of course. For instance, in case of
flooding, SPOT 6 can provide the big picture and Pléiades
will bring the focus over the most populated or damaged areas.”

Geo-information plays a vital role in converting the latest
geospatial information into reliable economic data. SPOT 6
is just one of the remote-sensing satellites that now
enables Astrium Services to offer the widest range of Earth
observation products and value-added services in response to
the needs of its customers, particularly in the areas of
national and defence mapping, agriculture, deforestation and
environment monitoring, maritime and coastal surveillance,
civil engineering, oil, gas and mining industries.

SPOT 6 is an Earth observation satellite offering optical
high-resolution capabilities. Like its twin SPOT 7, which is
slated for launch early 2014, SPOT 6 has a 60-km swath and
will serve imagery products with a resolution down to 1.5
metres. SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 will ensure service continuity of
SPOT 4 and SPOT 5 satellites, which have been operating
since 1998 and 2002 respectively. Moreover, both ground and
space segments have been designed for improved performances
compared to previous SPOT missions, especially in term of
reactivity -from satellite tasking to product delivery- and
collection capacity. The constellation SPOT 6 and SPOT 7
will actually provide a daily revisit everywhere on Earth
with a total coverage of 6 million km² per day.

SPOT 6 and 7 will have a service life of 10 years.

For more information about how Pléiades and SPOT will
operate together in orbit see:


About Astrium

Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space
technologies and the third in the world. In 2011, Astrium
had a turnover close to €5 billion and 18,000 employees
worldwide, mainly in France, Germany, the United Kingdom,
Spain and the Netherlands.

Astrium is the sole European company that covers the whole
range of civil and defence space systems and services.

Its three business units are: Astrium Space Transportation
for launchers and orbital infrastructure; Astrium Satellites
for spacecraft and ground segment; Astrium Services for
comprehensive fixed and mobile end-to-end solutions covering
secure and commercial satcoms and networks, high security
and broadcast satellite communications equipment and
systems, and bespoke geo-information services, worldwide.

Astrium is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, a global
leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011,
the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and
Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and
employed a workforce of over 133,000.

Press contacts:
Jeremy Close (Astrium UK)
                    Tel.: +44 (0)1 438 77 3872
Gregory Gavroy (Astrium FR)
                  Tel.: +33 (0) 1 77 51 80 32
Ralph Heinrich (Astrium GER)
                  Tel.: +49 (0) 89 607 33971
Francisco Lechón (Astrium SP)
                  Tel.: +34 91 586 37 41


Domokos György
Business Development
Infoterra Hungary
GEO-Information Services

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