Space Imaging Signs Accord With Indian Agency
Space Imaging has signed an agreement with Antrix Corp., a division of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), to extend its sales and marketing agreement through 2010. The agreement gives Space Imaging exclusive rights to market and sell data from ISRO’s Resourcesat-1 (IRS-P6) satellite outside of India. The agreement also includes the Indian remote sensing (IRS) 1-C and IRS 1-D, and Cartosat (P-5) satellites. Space Imaging also offers international ground station access to the IRS constellation.
Resourcesat-1 has three cameras. One is a high-resolution linear imaging self-scanner (LISS-4) operating in three spectral bands in the visible and near-infrared region with 5.8-meter resolution and steerable up to + or – 26 degrees across track to obtain stereoscopic imagery and achieve five-day revisit capability. A second camera is a medium- resolution LISS-3 sensor operating in four spectral bands in visible, near-infrared and short wave infrared with 23-meter resolution. A third camera is an advanced wide field sensor (AWiFS) operating in four spectral bands in visible, near-infrared and one short wave infrared with 56-meter resolution.