SPUTNIX, a resident of innovative center Skolkovo, has been granted a license by the Russian Federal Space Agency for engaging in space activity, namely: creating and modernizing small automatic space vehicles for scientific and commercial purposes.
A high resolution image of the inundation area of the 1st Neryuktyainsk village of Olekminsky Region of Yakutia was received. The EROS B satellite image (resolution 0.7 m) was received on May 14 using UniScan ground stations network of ScanEx Research & Development Center. The data was promptly submitted to the Russian EMERCOM.
SPUTNIX specialists within the work on creation of a microsatellite platform TabletSat have assembled and tested the onboard control system equipment based on Space Plug-and-Play Architecture (SPA) specifications. This set of open standards has been developed by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA, jointly with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL.
ScanEx Research & Development Center carries out monitoring of natural fires on Russian territory using satellite imagery data. Starting from May 2013 the majority of thermal spots - probable fire center - were registered by the satellites in the Far East - in Zabaikal Territory, Republic of Tyva and Amur Region.
ScanEx RDC took part in the IX International special exhibition and the scientific congress "Interexpo GEO-Siberia", organized and held by the Siberian State Geodesic Academy (SSGA) on April 24-26 in Novosibirsk. Russian and foreign specialists, who delivered scientific reports.
The “Earth from Space –the Most Effective Solutions” magazine is the media partner of the joint AfricaGIS 2013 Conference and the GSDI 14 World Conference. According to the conference organizers, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has contributed $5,000 to help defray expenses of worthy applicants from economically disadvantaged nations in Africa to attend the combined AfricaGIS 2013 and GSDI 14 conference and training workshops before and after the conference. GEO would like to invite, encourage and challenge additional geospatial organizations and agencies from across the globe to make additional contributions.