Until July 18, 2016, the European Commission is taking applications from individuals and teams from startups, SMEs, industrial companies, research institutes and universities for its Copernicus Accelerator, which hopes to foster development of commercial space applications and products.
EU Conducting Unmanned Disaster-Monitoring Flights
The European Union has been conducting simulated flood-disaster situations monitored by Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technology. The Driving Innovations in Crisis Management for European Resilience (DRIVER) project features a D-CODE research aircraft, a Do-228, circling over the simulated disaster, taking situational images in real time, which rescue workers can use to coordinate the disaster response.
ESA and Airbus Defence and Space Sign Contract for New Copernicus Earth Observation Mission
May 11, 2015â€”At the 36thÂ International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment in Berlin, the European Space Agency (ESA) and AirbusÂ DefenceÂ and Space, the worldâ€™s second largest space company, signed the development and production contract for the...