left to right: Markus Probeck (GAF AG, Winner 2015 EARSC achievement Award), Fabrizio Pirondini (CEO Deimos Imaging), Sebastian Carl (GAF AG, Winner 2015 EARSC achievement Award), Massimiliano Vitale (Planet Germany) and Geoﬀ Sawyer (EARSC Secretary General)
EARSC has thereby recognised Deimos Imaging as the company to have made the most signiﬁcant contribution to the development of the Earth Observation sector in Europe.
The criteria used for the selection of the winning company were:
- the successful development of EO services for a target market (sector or geographic)
- a strong contribution to a defining European programme (eg. Copernicus, Inspire, ESA GSE
- exhibited good revenue and/or employment growth.
Deimos Imaging, a subsidiary of UrtheCast Corp. (Canada), is a private Spanish company headquartered in Tres Cantos (Madrid) and with satellite control and processing facilities in Boecillo (Valladolid) and Puertollano (Ciudad Real). Deimos Imaging, one of the world leading satellite imagery provider, owns and operates the DEIMOS-1 and DEIMOS-2 satellites with a 24/7 commercial service from our three facilities in Spain and through our own network of ground stations in Canada, Sweden and Norway. All the ground segment software, from mission planning to image processing, has been co-developed in-house, allowing a unique capacity to customise the service to best suite all customer needs. Deimos Imaging provides high-quality services to clients worldwide, including imagery from our own constellation of satellites and from the satellites of our partners like the PanGeo Alliance, and value-added applications in a wide range of ﬁelds.
EARSC represents the Earth Observation geo-information services companies in Europe. Today EARSC has 80 members coming from more than 22 countries in Europe. Our members include both commercial operators of EO satellites, IT, downstream and valueadding companies. The sector plays a key role in providing value-added geo-spatial information to its customers in Europe and the world. In 2014, the revenue of the European EO services sector is estimated to be around €900m for approximatively 450 companies and giving work to over 6500 highly skilled employees.