from TECHNICA, Inc.
On December 8, 2005, the National Environmental Satellite,
Data and Information Service of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the Department
of Commerce, granted a license to Bethesda, MD-based Technica,
Inc. to operate a commercial, remote sensing satellite system
is a constellation of four satellites to be deployed in
low-Earth, sun-synchronous orbits. Each satellite will collect
panchromatic imagery of the Earth at a resolution of 0.5
meter ground sample distance at nadir.
constellation is scheduled to be built and deployed over
a period of five years, from 2010 through 2015. The first
two satellites are planned to be launched by end of 2014.
The remaining two will be launched over the following 12
will procure the EaglEye satellites and launch services
from commercial vendors. Ground receiving stations will
be leased from commercial ground station operators. The
mission control center will be located in the Washington,
development of commercial earth mapping applications is
creating a sharp increase in the demand for frequently updated
satellite images. With the EaglEye system, Technica will
be well positioned to respond to the demand in a timely
and cost-effective manner.