[Via Satellite 10-03-2014] The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has joined the first global alliance of Earth observation satellites operators, PanGeo. The alliance, announced at the annual Summit on Earth Observation Business in Paris, is a coalition to share the products, data and images derived from Earth observation satellites. The PanGeo Alliance currently includes four satellite entities from around the world: Dauria Aerospace, EIAST, Elecnor Deimos, and Beijing Space Eye Innovation Technology.
The PanGeo fleet is composed of 9 satellites currently in orbit: Perseus M1, Perseus M2, Dauria DX-1, DubaiSat 1, DubaiSat 2, Deimos 1, Deimos 2, TH 1-01 and TH 1-02. This fleet will be expanded to more than 30 satellites in the next years with the launch of KhalifaSat, the Perseus O and Auriga constellations, and with the expansion of the TH 1 constellation, plus satellites brought into the alliance by prospective new members that may join in the future.
The PanGeo fleet provides multispectral imagery from 20 m to 75 cm per pixel, with a daily global imaging capability. Moreover, it provides Automatic Identification System (AIS) data for ship identification and maritime traffic control. All PanGeo Alliance members can provide access to the full satellite fleet and product portfolio from all members.