China’s Ocean Observation Satellites Put into Operation

July 8, 2019 – China’s two ocean observation satellites, HY-1C and HY-2B, have completed their in-orbit delivery, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources. The two satellites represent the country’s highest level of marine remote sensing satellites and the delivery signified that China’s first batch of ocean observation satellites became operational. The HY-1C was launched…

Airbus to Develop CO3D Earth Observation Programme for CNES

July 8, 2019 – The French Space Agency (CNES) has awarded the CO3D (Constellation Optique 3D) contract to Airbus. Under this agreement, Airbus will deliver a global high-resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM).  Following launch, expected end of 2022, the Airbus-made CO3D constellation, comprising four identical satellites, will deliver 50cm resolution stereo imagery across the world…