Civil Aviation Resource Network July 9, 2019 News: The French Space Agency (CNES) signed an CO3D optical constellation agreement with Airbus. Under the cooperation agreement, Airbus will provide a global high-resolution digital surface model (DSM).
After the launch of the end of 2022, the CO3D constellation made by Airbus will consist of four identical satellites, providing a stereo image of 50 cm resolution on a global scale each day. The data obtained will support the cloud processing system operated by Airbus and integrate the algorithms of the French Space Agency to generate advanced 3D maps of the Earth's land floor blocks.
The CO3D satellite weighs approximately 300 kilograms and is part of Airbus' optical and radar satellite systems, further enhancing the company's ability to meet increasingly demanding applications. These flexible satellites create a new generation of highly innovative all-electric platforms that will open up a new way to acquire, process and transmit images. Together with the four PléiadesNeo satellites, the CO3D constellation will provide an unparalleled refresh rate for high resolution images.
“The CO3D satellite is a major leap in global Earth observation, using the latest Airbus innovations to revolutionize access to high-resolution 3D data,” said Jean-Marc Nasr, head of Airbus Aerospace Systems, “Signing the agreement Prove that Airbus is a trusted partner of the French Space Agency and strengthens our leading market position in Europe and around the world.”
The French Space Agency and Airbus have established a good partnership with the project. Comprehensive and flexible management between the two parties will optimize the task to meet the needs of individuals and the public. Data collected by the CO3D constellation will be available to scientific and defense agency partners under the program.
xx在签字仪式上，法国航天局局长Jean-Yves Le Gall表示：“新一代光学卫星星座CO3D反映了法国的野心和原创性，开启了地球观测的新纪元。它将提供更高的刷新率和升级。法国航天局与空中客车公司的合作完美展现了法国在地球观测领域的杰出表现。“