Monday, March 10, 2008

Stereo images from Cartosat-1 covers Russia

ScanEx on last Thursday announced about its right to receive 6 000 minutes (100 times more!) of Cartosat-1 data and exclusive right in distribution of acquired data. The contract signed between ScanEx and ANTRIX Corporation Ltd (IRS satellites Operator) in August 2006 provided for 60-minute data transmission to UniScan™ ground stations. Up to 2008 the operational data reception from Cartosat-1 has been carried out by ScanEx R&D Center in Samara (Samara State Aerospace University) and Magadan (Magadan Region Forestry Agency).

Since March 2008 the new agreement comes into force under which 5 ground stations in Khanty-Mansiysk, Irkutsk, Yakutsk, Magadan and Samara will be receiving data from the satellite for the maximum possible coverage of the Russian territory with stereo images.

Also the new agreement provides similar license terms for the reception and exclusive right in distribution of data from another IRS series satellite - Resourcesat-1 (IRS-P6). Resourcesat-1 data archive has been replenished by ScanEx Center since 2006.


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