Head of Geo-Intelligence
Airbus Defence and Space
It is pretty clear that the earth observation (EO) industry will move towards higher resolution, but this business is not all about resolution and accuracy. It is mainly about activities — in what timeframe you can provide the images and how flexible you are with your services. Imagery may be available for free — but is it up-to-date and of the required resolution? Airbus has two satellites that are pretty new — Pléiades1A and1B — and they still have a long life. Most customers like the kind of images we are selling and appreciate our responsiveness.