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EUSI Invests in Ground Station Upgrade at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for the Fastest VHR Satellite Imagery Delivery in Europe

By Eric Van Rees - 7th July 2023 - 05:24

European Space Imaging (EUSI), a provider of Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery in Europe, announced a multi-million euro investment into their ground station located at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) near Munich.

This strategic upgrade extends the ability for EUSI to deliver imagery with unprecedented speed and efficiency, solidifying its position as a hub for the best satellite imagery technology in Europe.

On 27 June, EUSI successfully commenced downlinking data from the Maxar WorldView satellite constellation using the newly upgraded ground station, also known as the Direct Access Facility (DAF). This milestone marks the beginning of a new era, as EUSI's customers across Europe can now receive significantly faster Near Real-Time (NRT) deliveries, with processing times of less than 20 minutes after image collection. Moreover, the ground station's enhanced throughput capacity allows for the parallel processing of multiple NRT orders simultaneously.

The cutting-edge technology deployed at the upgraded EUSI DAF empowers users in the VHR satellite imagery community to make better and faster decisions and gain potentially life-saving insights in emergency situations. One of the key advantages of the upgraded ground station is the capability to directly downlink data from the upcoming Maxar WorldView Legion constellation, set to begin launching later this year. More than tripling the 30 cm capacity of EUSI, the imagery collected through this upgraded DAF from the long-anticipated Legion satellites will transform countless remote sensing projects around Europe and North Africa.

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