GeoWrap: UNOOSA and UNDP to expand cooperation; Urthecast and SIIS sign agreement

GeoWrap: UNOOSA and UNDP to expand cooperation; Urthecast and SIIS sign agreement

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UNOOSA and UNDP to expand cooperation on sustainable development

Austria: The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has committed to work more closely together for using space technology and for sustainable development around the world. On 6 December UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo and UNDP Director of the Bureau for Management Services, Office of Operations, Legal and Technology Services Bruce McCarron signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)…(Read More)

UrtheCast and SIIS sign agreement for the global distribution of their portfolios

Spain: UrtheCast and its subsidiary, Deimos Imaging, have announced the signing of an agreement with SI Imaging Services (SIIS), a leading provider of remote sensing satellite data and exclusive worldwide marketing and sales representative of the KOMPSAT series, for the mutual global distribution of their respective product portfolios. The space assets of Deimos Imaging and SIIS include Deimos-1, Deimos-2 and the KOMPSAT series KOMPSAT-2, KOMPSAT-3, KOMPSAT-3A, and KOMPSAT-5…(Read More)

Romania and ESA sign ground segment cooperation for Sentinel data

France: An agreement for the Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment Cooperation was signed on 13 December at ESA’s Headquarters in Paris, France, to facilitate Sentinel data utilization in Romania. Copernicus, the world’s biggest and most successful Earth observation programme is run by the European Commission, ESA and EUMETSAT. The Sentinel family of satellites have been developed to fulfill the operational needs of the Copernicus environmental monitoring program…(Read More)

Airbus delivers GOCI-II instrument to the Korean Space Agency

South Korea: The GOCI-II ocean color imaging instrument has been delivered to the  Korean Space Agency( KSA) after four months of intensive testing conducted by a joint team of Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and Airbus Defence and Space. GOCI-II will be mounted on the GK2B satellite and will be launched in 2019 from Kourou on an Ariane 5. From its geostationary orbit, GOCI-II will analyze the color of the ocean around the Korean peninsula, in order to detect, monitor, quantify…(Read More)

Nominations process opens for National Space Council Users Advisory Group

US: Public nominations now are being accepted from U.S. citizens and organizations for potential membership on an advisory group that will represent the perspectives, interests, and expertise of industry and other non-federal entities to the National Space Council. NASA recently established the Users’ Advisory Group (UAG) to advise and inform the National Space Council on a broad range of aerospace topics, including the impacts of U.S. and international laws and regulations, national security space priorities…(Read More)

Cyient opens global IoT-enabled Tower Operations Center

India: Cyient has announced the opening of its global Tower Operations Center (TOC) at the company’s headquarters, in Hyderabad, India. The TOC was officially inaugurated by senior members of the CyientCommunications’ leadership team and one of its clients, a leading global communication service provider in the Asia Pacific region. The IoT-enabled TOC provides 24/7 surveillance and remotely monitors all passive assets in cell towers across multiple locations. Its solution architecture enables…(Read More)