Aug 17, 2011

DMCii expands rapid 22m satellite imaging service

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(Guildford, 17 August 2011) With today’s launch of the NigeriaSat-X 22m multi-spectral Earth observation satellite, DMC International Imaging Ltd. (DMCii) gains a significant increase in capacity for its rapid response global commercial imaging service.

The launch of NigeriaSat-X, alongside the very high resolution NigeriaSat-2, adds a third 22m imager to the 7-satellite constellation coordinated by DMCii. The latest generation of satellites doubles the number of pixels per hectare and improves the image quality over the current 32m constellation, providing reliable continuity of 650km wide imagery for customer applications.

Dr. S.O. Mohammed, Director General of the Nigerian Space Agency (NASRDA) stated that, “The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) has proved to be both a successful and sustainable way to supply data about the Earth for planning and managing resources effectively. With NigeriaSat-X we enhance the imaging capability of NigeriaSat-1 and provide data continuity, which is very important both for Nigeria and for the other DMC Consortium members.”

Dave Hodgson, Managing Director DMCii, commented, “Our customers welcome the regular addition of 22m imaging capability to the constellation, which provides security of supply and improvements in both quality and frequency of imaging capability. The launch of NigeriaSat-X makes a significant contribution to DMCii’s commercial and humanitarian services.”

About DMC International Imaging Ltd

DMC International Imaging Ltd (DMCii) is a UK based supplier of remote sensing data products and services for international Earth Observation (EO) markets. DMCii supplies programmed and archived optical satellite imagery provided by the multi-satellite Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). DMCii’s data is used extensively in a wide variety of commercial and government applications including agriculture, forestry and environmental mapping.

In partnership with the UK Space Agency and the other Disaster Monitoring Constellation member nations (Algeria, China, Nigeria, Turkey and Spain), DMCii currently leads the International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ to provide free satellite imagery for humanitarian use in the event of major international disasters such as tsunamis, hurricanes, fires and flooding.

DMCii was formed in October 2004 and is a subsidiary of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), the world leader in small satellite technology. SSTL designed and built the Disaster Monitoring Constellation with the support of the UK Space Agency and in conjunction with the other Disaster Monitoring Constellation Consortium member nations listed above.

DMC International Imaging Ltd is not affiliated in any way with Intergraph Corp., Z/I Imaging Corp., or their registered trade mark DMC.

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Notes to editor:
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High quality JPEG images of NigeriaSat-X and representative 22m satellite imagery are available upon request from Robin Wolstenholme.
Press contacts:
Robin Wolstenholme, bcm public relations,
Tel: +44 (0)1306 882288 Email:
Paul Stephens, Sales & Marketing Director, DMC International Imaging Ltd.,
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