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ScanEx completes second phase of GLS-2010

Russia: The second stage of the International Project “Global Land Survey 2010” (GLS-2010) to create a full coverage of the Earth with Landsat 5 and 7 images is complete. Starting on June 1, 2010 ScanEx RDC has received Landsat-5 data to its own network of ground stations located in Moscow, Irkutsk and Magadan. For imaging of the Arctic areas the ERS center in Megion (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area) was used.

During the imaging season within the frames of the GLS-2010 Project ScanEx Center had 642 ground passed with the total duration of over 70 hours. More than 12000 Landsat-5 scenes of the Russian territory and adjacent areas were acquired. In 2009 (from June 1 till October 1) over 15000 Landsat-5 scenes of Eurasia have been received for the purpose of the GLS-2010 Project.

In summer 2010, Landsat-5 data were used for fire situation monitoring in Russia. It became possible to monitor fires using Landsat-5 images due to the availability of IR-band imaging system onboard.

Source: ScanEx