Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
UP42 Partners with Intermap to Bring High-Resolution Elevation Data to UP42’s Geospatial Marketplace
BERLIN, Germany – UP42 is pleased to announce that...
NASA Funds Projects to Make Geosciences Data More Accessible
NASA has funded 11 new projects as part of...
Dewberry’s Sid Pandey Appointed to URISA Vanguard Cabinet
The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) has...
Fugro receives US President’s ‘E’ Award for export growth
Fugro in the US has been granted the President’s...
Industry leaders Parrot and Pix4D unite to offer the most complete professional solutions with ANAFI USA
ANAFI USA and the Pix4D software suite now offer...

Malta is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. (Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA)

This image of Malta, captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite, is one of the first sets of images delivered via Alphasat, which is in geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above Earth. The image is a result of the two satellites using optical communication instruments to transfer data via laser for fast delivery, which is essential for applications such as helping respond to disasters.

Alphasat, also known as Inmarsat-4A F4 and Inmarsat-XL, is operated by Inmarsat in partnership with ESA. It was constructed by EADS Astrium and Thales Alenia Space based on the Alphabus satellite bus.The spacecraft had a launch mass of 6,649 kilograms and is expected to operate for at least 15 years.

Malta covers just more than 316 square kilometers with a population of just less than 450,000 people, making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries.

 

Comments are closed.