SCS AG Signs Earth Observation Contract with UrtheCast
[Via Satellite 05-25-2016] South Africa-based Space Commercial Services Aerospace Group (SCS AG) has acquired the imagery distribution rights for sub-Saharan Africa from UrtheCast. Under the agreement SCS AG provides imagery products from UrtheCast’s two cameras on board the International Space Station (ISS) as well as its two Deimos satellites.
UrtheCast takes high-resolution satellite images and video footage, which are applicable for private sector and government projects. Space Commercial Services Global Information (SCSGi), a subsidiary of SCS AG specialized in imagery and geospatial information solutions, will be the master distributor for the African continent imagery.
“We are looking forward to utilizing the data to support a wide range of applications such as crop assessments, forestry management, environmental protection, insurance risk assessments, infrastructure monitoring, urban and rural development, border control and maritime security. Our image rights acquisition from UrtheCast has increased our capacity to provide customers with value-added information services to the point of decision-making,” said Retief Gerber, CEO of SCSGi.