station (cDAF)

European Space Imaging owns and operates a constellation Direct Access Facility (cDAF) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) near Munich. From here we have a direct uplink and downlink to the WorldView satellites as they pass over Europe and North Africa, allowing us to optimise our image collection strategies and rapidly deliver the highest quality data to our clients.

Optimised Collection Strategy

European Space Imaging is unique amongst ground station operators because we plan our collections taking into account the real-time weather situation, rather than using the weather forecast. In the minutes before the satellite is tasked with collecting an image our staff monitor the radar for clouds, and use that information to make the smartest choice about which images to collect. This allows:

Minimal levels of cloud cover
Optimised collection capacity
• Last minute updates to satellite tasking plans

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Rapid Delivery

Actionable intelligence can’t arrive next week. When crucial decision require the most up-to-date information, we are able to deliver. Because our operations personnel are stationed at the antenna, “rush” orders can be delivered in as little as 30 minutes after collection. 

To find out if your project qualifies for rush delivery service, contact our sales team.