Published on Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:58
With today’s launch of the NigeriaSat-X 22m multi-spectral Earth observation satellite, DMC International Imaging Ltd. (DMCii) gains a significant increase in capacity for its rapid response global commercial imaging service. The launch of NigeriaSat-X, alongside the very high resolution NigeriaSat-2, adds a third 22m imager to the 7-satellite constellation coordinated by DMCii. The latest generation of satellites doubles the number of pixels per hectare and improves the image quality over the current 32m constellation, providing reliable continuity of 650km wide imagery for customer applications.
Dr. S.O. Mohammed, Director General of the Nigerian Space Agency (NASRDA) stated that, “The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) has proved to be both a successful and sustainable way to supply data about the Earth for planning and managing resources effectively. With NigeriaSat-X we enhance the imaging capability of NigeriaSat-1 and provide data continuity, which is very important both for Nigeria and for the other DMC Consortium members.”
Dave Hodgson, Managing Director DMCii, commented, “Our customers welcome the regular addition of 22m imaging capability to the constellation, which provides security of supply and improvements in both quality and frequency of imaging capability. The launch of NigeriaSat-X makes a significant contribution to DMCii’s commercial and humanitarian services.”