Partnership for distribution rights on the new SPOT 6 & 7 satellites
Airbus Defence and Space has signed a 10-year partnership with the Russian research and development centre ScanEx for the reception and distribution rights on the upcoming SPOT 6 and 7 satellites.
Data delivered by SPOT satellites are widely used in Russia for mapping, forestry and disaster management. In summer 2010, images from SPOT 4 and 5 were used for burnt areas assessment after the fire season in Russia.
ScanEx is now the exclusive regional partner throughout the Russian Federation for the SPOT 4 and 5 satellites and the upcoming SPOT 6 and 7 satellites, guaranteeing continued access to high-resolution optical data. This exclusivity over the next ten years will enable ScanEx to secure access to high-resolution data until 2019.