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Spacemetric and ÅAC Microtec partner on smart downlinking of Earth observation data

By [email protected] - 28th October 2015 - 10:34

Spacemetric and ÃAC Microtec have announced their partnership on innovative technologies for smart downlinking of satellite Earth observation data. The new Bluestone technology will optimise the downlink of imagery from satellites to ground stations addressing the problem of handling the ever increasing volumes of data generated in space. Mikael Stern, Spacemetricâs CEO, commented âBluestone is a critical enabler as constellations of imaging satellites face the challenge of getting high-value data back to Earth at a sustainable costâ. The collaboration between the two companies sees ÃAC Microtec providing expertise in onboard systems while Spacemetric brings long experience in ground-based image data management and processing. âThis innovation is a solution that bridges the traditional gap between space segment and ground segment systemsâ, noted Mikael Andersson, CEO of ÃAC Microtec.