Russia: GeoEye-2 satellite is scheduled for launch in spring 2013. It will become commercially available during the 2013 imaging season, announced Andrei Shumakov, Senior Channel Manager, GeoEye, during a thematic workshop within the frames of the 5th International Conference “Earth from Space – the Most Effective Solutions” in Moscow, Russia.
EyeQ software system is one of the new developments of the company. It provides data to customers via web-services on-line. About this system, Shumakov said that it runs under EnhancedView programme of the US government. Over 1000 people can use this system simultaneously. At present, over 100 GB of data is being downloaded every day.
The first commercial partner for EyeQ service in 2011 was the Japan Space Imaging (JSI) company.