Russia: ScanEx Research & Development Center and the Italian company e-GEOS have signed a reseller agreement, under which ScanEx RDC has began to distribute COSMO-SkyMed radar images in Russia. ScanEx RDC is now capable of providing data received from all operating commercial ERS radar satellites. ScanEx Center will supply customers with products based on the COSMO-SkyMed images, under existing and future contracts to resolve a variety of operational monitoring tasks: natural disasters and emergency, maritime monitoring for detection of ships, oil spills and ice condition control, on-line detection of forest logging and monitoring of earth surface displacements.
The advantage of the COSMO-SkyMed constellation is the possibility of a recurrent daily imaging of any area on the Earth: up to 16 times at the 70 degrees latitude and up to 4 times at the equator within one 24-hour period. As a result, for the first time in Russia a regular supply of COSMO-SkyMed products has been launched based on rush orders’ on-line processing pattern.