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 swath and high revisit time, Deimos-1 spotted where the main developments were going on in the Larsen C Ice Shelf and its surroundings; then, this information was used to task the very-high-resolution Deimos-2, over the identified areas to get much more detailed imagery. This procedure can be applied reversely too, when Deimos-2 captures a fraction of a large area and then Deimos-1 is tasked to cover its whole extent.
The ability to record a sequence of images over time at different spatial resolution and the utilization of the tipping and queuing technique are specially useful for environmental monitoring and change detection. In this case, it enabled to track and capture the most relevant developments, both in context and in detail of the environmental changes in Artarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf.