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Airbus to develop CO3D Earth Observation programme for CNES
09 July 2019
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)