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Airbus to develop CO3D Earth Observation programme for CNES

09 July 2019

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The French Space Agency (CNES) has awarded the CO3D (Constellation Optique 3D) contract to Airbus. Under this agreement, Airbus will deliver a global high-resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM).

Following launch, expected end of 2022, the Airbus-made CO3D constellation, comprising four identical satellites, will deliver 50cm resolution stereo imagery across the world on a daily basis. The data acquired will feed a cloud-based processing chain operated by Airbus and integrating CNES' algorithms, to produce a cutting-edge 3D map of the Earth's landmass.

Source: Geospatial World

Image credit: Geospatial World - CO3D (Constellation Optique 3D)

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