UrtheCast, e-Geos Collaborate On Optical and SAR Products

Satellite imagery of the Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium, 2015. Photo: UrtheCast.

Satellite imagery of the Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium, 2015. Photo: UrtheCast.

UrtheCast, its subsidiary Deimos Imaging and e-Geos, a company owned by Telespazio and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), announced a strategic partnership to offer a combination of joint optical and radar sensors with ground stations. According to the parties involved, the collaboration will allow observation of the Earth day and night, regardless of weather conditions, and is intended to provide a constant asset monitoring service.

The combination of high-resolution radar data with medium and very-high resolution optical imagery is expected to benefit users in a diverse group of sectors including emergency services and the oil and gas industry, among others.

UrtheCast’s Deimos 1 and 2 optical multispectral sensors and ASI’s Cosmo-SkyMed Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) constellation are significant contributors to the European Commission’s Copernicus Emergency Management Service, where e-Geos leads the Rapid Mapping Team for the operations providing mapping products based on satellite imagery for disaster risk reduction and emergency response. In addition, both Deimos Imaging and e-Geos have satellite imagery and production capabilities operating 24/7.

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