Ithaca, NY — July 1, 2021 — Ursa Space Systems (Ursa Space), a leading satellite-analytics-as-a-service company, is pleased to announce the latest satellite imagery acquisition agreement with SI Imaging Services (SIIS), the exclusive worldwide distributor of imagery from the KOMPSAT series of satellites.
SIIS will provide Ursa Space with access to very high resolution (VHR) electro-optical (EO) imagery, which Ursa Space will make available to customers on its Image Services platform. The VHR EO imagery comes from the KOMPSAT-2, KOMPSAT-3 and KOMPSAT-3A sun-synchronous orbit Earth observation satellites.
"Ursa Space is excited to expand our long term collaboration with SIIS to provide easy access to these powerful sources of information,” said Adam Maher, Founder & CEO, at Ursa Space.
“Having Ursa Space as our partner for KOMPSAT VHR EO imagery will spread awareness and allow more customers to draw key insights based on this imagery,” said Moongyu Kim, President & CEO at SIIS.
This agreement strengthens Ursa Space’s relationship with SIIS, which is already a provider of top-quality synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the KOMPSAT-5 satellite.
EO satellite image, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Ursa Space’s Virtual Constellation includes SIIS and other SAR, EO and RF satellite data partners from around the globe. Ursa Space customers can access an extensive catalog of imagery made possible by the Virtual Constellation through our Image Services platform. Various analytic products derived from these sources are also available to customers.
Designed to acquire continuous, high-precision Earth observation data, the Korean Multi-Purpose Satellite (KOMPSAT) series of satellites have supported a range of applications, from environmental and resource monitoring to precision mapping.
SAR satellite image, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
These satellites were put into orbit by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), which is funded by the South Korean government for the purpose of space development and to monitor Earth’ surfaces.
Some key statistics pertaining to KOMPSAT-2, -3 and -3A satellites include the following:
- Launch date: 2006
- Features: 1.0 meter panchromatic and four 4.0 multispectral bands (B,G,R, NIR) imaging capability.
- Launch date: 2012
- Features: “Advanced Earth Imaging Sensor System” capable of delivering high spatial resolution (sub-meter) in stereo from a single pass. Optical images with 0.5 m resolution from a panchromatic configuration and 2 meter resolution from four multi-spectral bands.
- Launch date: 2015
- Features: Same as KOMPSAT-3 satellite, but adds Infrared Imaging System and improves resolution to 0.4 meters for panchromatic and 1.6 meters for multispectral imagery.
John Hornsby, Ursa Space Systems - email@example.com