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April 15, 2016

Sentinel-1B Will Complete Europe’s “Radar Vision”

Pre-launch preparations for the Sentinel-1B satellite, carrying an Airbus Defence and Space built radar instrument, are in full swing at Europe´s Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana. The satellite, which has Thales Alenia Space Italy as prime contractor, is set to be launched on 22 April 2016 by a Soyuz launcher. Airbus Defence and Space built

April 7, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space and Thales to Produce New Digital Maps for French Defence

The IGN has awarded Airbus Defence and Space and Thales the so-called GeoMaps contract to supply the French Ministry of Defence database with digital geographic data on a range of scales, including city maps. They will mainly be based on images acquired by the two Pléiades satellites, significantly increasing the accuracy of the maps to

April 1, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space to Enhance Qatar Armed Forces Command and Control Capabilities with Direct Access to Satellite Imagery

Qatar Armed Forces will receive and process satellite data through a multi-mission Direct Receiving Station. This ground infrastructure will be specifically equipped with all necessary tools to support military operations, crisis monitoring or environment studies Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract to provide Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) with a multi-mission Direct Receiving

February 2, 2016

Successful Launch of the First Laser Telecommunication Satellite of the ‘SpaceDataHighway’

EDRS-A, the first relay satellite of the SpaceDataHighway, was successfully launched into geostationary orbit on 30 January 2016. After a test period, it will become operational for its first end-user customer by mid-2016. The SpaceDataHighway system will provide high-speed laser communication in space at up to 1.8 gigabits per second. This major programme, which cost nearly €500 m

January 27, 2016

ESA Selects Airbus Defence and Space for Two New Sentinel-2 Satellites

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second-largest space company, has signed a contract, worth around 285 million euros with the European Space Agency (ESA) to deliver two further optical satellites for the European Copernicus programme. As part of the Sentinel-2 Earth observation satellite system, these two new models, called “Sentinel-2C” and “Sentinel-2D”, will observe the

January 11, 2016

IHS and Airbus Defence and Space Team Up To Deliver News-Breaking Satellite Imagery Analysis

LONDON — Today, IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, and Airbus Defence and Space announced a three-year partnership agreement that brings together two global leaders in the field of open source intelligence. Under the agreement, Airbus Defence and Space will provide newly acquired imagery from its Pléiades, SPOT

November 25, 2015

Bundeswehr Acquires TanDEM-X Global Elevation Model

November 25, 2015 — Airbus Defence and Space and the German Ministry of Defence have signed a contract for the utilisation of TanDEM-X mission data, to update the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of the Bundeswehr. The agreement includes both licences for the utilisation of the global elevation data set covering the 150 Mio km² of

October 1, 2015

Another Success for Airbus Defence and Space through the Airbus Safran Launchers Joint-Venture

October 1, 2015 — Ariane 5 has been flawlessly launched from Kourou, French Guiana, for the 68th consecutive time, building on the European launcher’s track record. Two satellites were launched with a total mass of more than 10 tonnes. The latest Ariane 5 flight - the 68th successful launch in a row - has boosted

July 20, 2015

Airbus Defence and Space to Build JUICE Spacecraft, ESA’s Next Life-Tracker Inside the Solar System

July 20, 2015 — The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, as the prime contractor to develop and build the JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) spacecraft. JUICE is the first large mission of the ESA Cosmic Vision programme, with a launch date in 2022. JUICE

June 23, 2015

Airbus Defence and Space: Successfully Launched Sentinel-2A will Provide Colour Vision of Earth

June 23, 2015 — Sentinel-2A is the first optical Earth observation satellite in the European Copernicus programme. On Tuesday, 23 June at 03.51:58 am CEST (22 June at 10.51:58 pm local time), a Vega launcher took off from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying the satellite developed and built under the industrial leadership of Airbus Defence and Space

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