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DGI 2017: Japan buys access to COSMO-SkyMed data

26th January 2017 - 12:30 by The Shephard News Team

DGI 2017: Japan buys access to COSMO-SkyMed data

The Japanese government will receive satellite data generated by the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation, under a contract announced on 24 January.

The contract is between Telespazio-Italian Space Agency joint venture e-GEOS and Japan Space Imaging. 

e-GEOS will install a dedicated ground station – a Commercial User Terminal - in Japan, which will enable the management of all operations, from planning the image captures to gathering satellite data, in various resolutions, down to their processing in near real time.

The COSMO-SkyMed constellation is a constellation of four satellites built by Thales Alenia Space, equipped with radar sensors that can operate in all weather conditions and visibility and with an extremely high refresh frequency. Telespazio built the system's ground segment and the Fucino Space Centre houses the control centre of the constellation.

The Matera Space Centre managed by e-GEOS is responsible for the acquisition, processing and distribution of satellite data for civil applications. e-GEOS markets the COSMO-SkyMed data worldwide.

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