Earth Observation: new business success for e-Geos
The Telespazio-ASI industry expands in the Far East
e-GEOS has extended its presence in the Far East with the awarding of a tender in Indonesia and a contract renewal in Japan. In Indonesia, the industry won an international tender announced by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) in support of operations at the SAR (Synthetic Radar Aperture) ground station located in the Perançak Space Centre. The agreement, whose main objective is to guarantee satellite monitoring of illegal fishing within the Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone, provides that e-GEOS be responsible for activating and updating processing chain software, the satellite receiving processor, and the receiving antenna. In addition, the company will guarantee, through the existing receiving terminal, the acquisition of radar images from the satellites of the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation. With the support of e-GEOS, the Perançak Space Centre will be able to send acquisition orders for COSMO-SkyMed images, directly receive satellite data, generate value added activities like producing suspected vessel detection reports and delivering them in near real time.
In Japan, e-GEOS has renewed for the third year in a row, following an international tender, the agreement underwritten with JSI (Japan Space Imaging), allowing the Japanese company to supply their clients with satellite data generated by the COSMO-SkyMed constellation. The partnership between the two companies has already led to, in January 2017, the creation, in Japan, of a CUT (Commercial User Terminal) ground station for the management of operations of planning, acquisition and processing of satellite images.
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