[SatNews] GeoNorth, LLC, specializing in the development of integrated solutions for end-to-end geospatial decision making, has announced the launch of a significant new business line, further enhancing the firm’s geospatial solutions capabilities.
In partnership with Airbus Defense and Space, a world leader in space services, GeoNorth is now positioned as a global force in providing both optical and radar satellite imagery/remote sensing services for commercial and government applications. GeoNorth is a Small Business, Alaska Native Corporation, and US SBA Certified 8(a) participant.
GeoNorth’s investment in a Multi-Mission Direct Receiving Station (DRS) for optical and radar satellite imagery will allow the company the unique capability of priority tasking Airbus satellites to capture imagery anywhere on the globe and download directly to its processing terminal located in Fairbanks, Alaska. The company will also supply optical and SAR image processing services and will provide clients access to purchase archived images. As a ground-based DRS, GeoNorth now has direct tasking and downlink capabilities for all Airbus satellite constellations including SPOT (6&7), Pleiades (1A and 1B,) and TerraSAR (TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X) offering optical or SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imagery products in low, medium, high, and very high resolutions ranging from 2.5m to 30cm.
This combination of being a small business, ANC, and 8(a) firm, owning its own multi-mission DRS with optical and radar satellite tasking and imagery acquisition capabilities at any location on the globe, along with downloading and processing capabilities to service both commercial and government clients, positions GeoNorth as the only such provider in the world.
“This places GeoNorth in a unique competitive position,” said Bob Johnson, GeoNorth’s Director of Marketing. “The demands placed on today’s imagery-capable firms are exploding at a rapid pace resulting in a growth industry viable for the next decade and beyond. The addition of optical and radar remote sensing capture and processing capabilities complements and expands our existing geospatial technologies expertise, allowing us to continue to service our clients at the highest level, and provide true value added services unmatched in today’s industry.”
Primary imagery applications GeoNorth will initially focus on are related to oil and gas concerns, arctic research, maritime domain and awareness monitoring, change detection, emergency response, state and federal homeland security issues, military applications, environmental, forestry, transportation projects, and capabilities related to land use and management.
For additional information regarding GeoNorth, please visit their infosite at http://www.geonorth.com/