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109, 2017

Houston flooding captured by Deimos-1 and Deimos-2

September 1st, 2017|

Deimos-1 and Deimos-2 captured the catastrophic flooding that Harvey caused in the Greater Houston metropolitan area. The image above, captured by Deimos-1, shows the entire city. The video below shows the Greater Houston area captured by Deimos-1 before and after the devastation caused by Harvey. The images were processed combining the near infrared, red an [...]

308, 2017

Synergistic tipping & cueing with Deimos-1 and Deimos-2 to monitor Larsen C Ice Shelf

August 3rd, 2017|

Following the recent developments in the Antarctica, Deimos Imaging launched a campaign to monitor the Larsen C Ice Shelf and the freshly calved A68 iceberg with  Deimos-1 and Deimos-2 . In this campaign, a synergistic tipping and queuing was carried out, collecting information and coordinating activities between Deimos Imaging’s sensors. Thanks to its wide [...]

2807, 2017

Happy birthday Deimos-1!

July 28th, 2017|

Our Earth Observation satellite, Deimos-1, is celebrating its eighth successful year in orbit! Deimos-1, the first Spanish Earth Observation satellite, was launched aboard a Dnepr rocket from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 29, 2009. Since then, it has turned around the Earth more than 43,000 times and captured more than 41,000 images. The range of serv [...]

2007, 2017

Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf & A68 iceberg captured by Deimos-1

July 20th, 2017|

Deimos-1 captured Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf and the trillion-ton iceberg calved last week, A68, July 14 and July 18. As an article published in BBC about this topic indicates, "it is not easy getting pictures of the Antarctic at this time of year because of the long winter nights and because of cloud cover." The satellites acquiring imagery from the [...]

1107, 2017

UrtheCast and Esri partner in bringing imagery to life in ArcGIS

July 11th, 2017|

Madrid, Spain, July 11, 2017 UrtheCast Corp. and its subsidiary, the Earth Observation company Deimos Imaging, today announce a broad partnership with Esri, starting with a new UrtheCast imagery service which is powered by Esri: Kanvas.  The service will enable all Esri users to access timely, reliable and quality assured imagery, directly into their apps an [...]

3006, 2017

Happy Canada’s 150th Birthday from space!

June 30th, 2017|

It is believed that prehistoric hunters crossed the Bering Strait from Asia, reaching the land of today’s Canada some 40,000-30,000 years ago. Europeans started exploring and claiming these territories 500 years ago. Back then, only First Nations people lived there. Yet, they had at least 53 different languages. Canada was a multicultural land back then, and [...]

1906, 2017

Happy birthday Deimos-2!

June 19th, 2017|

Our Very-High Resolution Earth Observation (EO) satellite Deimos-2 is celebrating its third successful year in orbit, today! Deimos-2 was launched aboard a Dnepr rocket from Russia’s Yasny spaceport on June 19, 2014. Since then, it has turned around the Earth more than 16,000 times and captured over 180,000 valid images. The range of services currently offer [...]

1206, 2017

Deimos-2 monitors world-first pumped hydroelectric energy storage at abandoned gold mine

June 12th, 2017|

The Kidston Gold Mine, located 270km north west of Townsville in Queensland, Australia, is about to be turned into a world-first pumped hydroelectric energy storage (PHES) system, combined with an integrated solar farm. Thus, an abandoned gold mine will become a renewable energy hub. For nearly 100 years, Kidston was a mining town, following the discovery of [...]

506, 2017

Happy World Environment Day!

June 5th, 2017|

Monday, June 5, marks World Environment Day, the biggest annual event for positive environmental action. We want to take this opportunity to remember the importance of nature and the value that geoinformation has for monitoring and helping to preserve our environment, as well as for disaster risk reduction and emergency response. To celebrate this day, we ar [...]

206, 2017

Donut-shaped smart buildings seen from space!

June 2nd, 2017|

Each year, on the first Friday in June, people in the US celebrate National Donut Day. The origins of this commemoration go 100 years back in time. Soon after the US entrance into World War I in 1917, the Protestant Christian church and international charitable organisation The Salvation Army sent a fact-finding mission to France. It was during that mission [...]

2905, 2017

California’s massive landslide caught by Deimos-2

May 29th, 2017|

Deimos-2 image shows the aftermath of a massive landslide that occurred along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, last Saturday, May 20. The image, captured on May 28, shows the dimensions of this catastrophe that altered the coastline below Mud Creek, in the Big Sur region. More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt fell down a saturated slope burying about [...]

2605, 2017

New developments in Paracel Islands captured by Deimos-2

May 26th, 2017|

Deimos-2 captured the developments and construction of new facilities at three different Islands of the Paracels archipelago, in the South China Sea, over the period from March 2016 to May 2017. The first video shows Woody Island, the largest one of this archipelago, which sports a protected harbour capable of hosting large numbers of vessels and an airstrip [...]

2305, 2017

Setting Of Star Wars’ New Spin-Off Seen From Space

May 23rd, 2017|

Images captured by Deimos-2 on May 19, 2017, show the setting of the new Star Wars movie and its adjacent facilities in Fuerteventura, Spain. The area of Cañada de la Barca, located in the Jandía Natural Park, has now become the scenario of Corellia, Han Solo's birthplace and the venue where, according to the legend, he completed the Kessel race in less th [...]

2205, 2017

Svalbard Global Seed Vault as seen from space

May 22nd, 2017|

Deimos-2 images show Platåberget on Spitsbergen Island, in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, where the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is located. The images were released following recent news that water from melting permafrost entered the facility. The image on the left shows, Svalbard Airport, Longyear, on the top. This is the main airport serving Svalbard in Nor [...]

1205, 2017

Smoke rises from Qayyarah oil field again

May 12th, 2017|

Deimos-1 image captured smoke rising from Qayyarah oil field, around 60 km south of Mosul, Iraq, on May 11, 2017. IS torched the oil wells and sabotaged the town's oil installations before fleeing the area in August 2016, when Iraqi troops forced them to retreat from this oil-producing region. Several fires were burning and spewing out toxic fumes there unti [...]

405, 2017

DEIMOS-2 captured before & after wildfire ravaged pine grove in Segovia

May 4th, 2017|

A wildfire ravaged the resin pine grove “Los Comunes” in Nieva, a municipality located in the province of Segovia, Spain, in the afternoon of Thursday, April 20. According to the Territorial Delegate of the regional government of Castilla y León, Javier López-Escobar, around 400 ha were burnt. Moreover, he appointed that the fire was most likely caused by “o [...]

405, 2017

Evolution of IDPs camp Hammam al-Alil seen by DEIMOS-2

May 4th, 2017|

DEIMOS-2 captured the evolution and growth of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp Hammam al-Alil, located around 25 km south of Mosul, Iraq. This camp has undergone an incredible growth in the last months, as insecurity and food shortages continue to trigger displacement from west Mosul and its surroundings. Authorities reported that approximately 4 [...]

2804, 2017

DEIMOS-2 keeps an eye on key facilities in North Korea, South Korea and USA amid rising tensions

April 28th, 2017|

International tensions have further escalated with North Korea after their recently repeated missile and nuclear tests. North Korea is one of the few remaining countries under nominally communist rule. With one of the world’s most secretive societies, its nuclear ambitions have only exacerbated its isolation and heightened tensions. Since decades ago, North [...]

2504, 2017

Wildfire ravages pine grove in Segovia, Spain

April 25th, 2017|

A wildfire ravaged the resin pine grove “Los Comunes” in Nieva, a municipality located in the province of Segovia, Spain. The fire began in the afternoon of Thursday, April 20th. According to the Territorial Delegate of the regional government of Castilla y León, Javier López-Escobar, around 400 ha were burnt. Moreover, he appointed that the fire was most li [...]

1804, 2017

Historical and cultural heritage from space

April 18th, 2017|

Born between the Tigris and the Euphrates, ancient Mesopotamia, “the land between two rivers”, is considered the cradle of human civilization or, at least, one of its main birthplaces. Archaeological discoveries place in this fertile crescent the earliest origins of agriculture, the birth of writing and the first religions, governments and social orders. Thi [...]