Vega to take Spain’s SEOSAT–Ingenio into orbit
20 May 2019
ESA and Arianespace have signed a contract that secure the SEOSAT–Ingenio Earth observation satellite's ride into orbit next year on a Vega rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.
SEOSAT, short for Spanish Earth observation satellite, will provide high-resolution multispectral images of Earth for applications such as cartography, monitoring land use, urban management, water management, risk management and security.
Information from SEOSAT–Ingenio will be used by different Spanish civil, institutional and government users, but also potentially by other European users in the framework of the European Union's Copernicus programme and the Group on Earth Observations' Global Earth Observation System of Systems.
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