Astrium Services Rewards Innovative Radar Application Ideas

  • Astrium Services supports the Copernicus Masters 2013 with the Radar Challenge inviting the submission of innovative application ideas for TerraSAR-X data use
  • The winner will receive a data package (radar and/or optical satellite data) worth EUR 25,000 and operational support to develop his idea
  • Submissions are accepted until 15 September 2013

Friedrichshafen, Germany – 24 July 2013. Astrium Services is supporting the Copernicus Masters 2013 program through the announcement of the Radar Challenge focusing on the use of high-resolution radar satellite data. This challenge invites the submission of truly innovative ideas building on the unique features of TerraSAR-X data and offering a clear benefit e.g. for the environment, security, or specific industries.

The Copernicus Masters (European Earth Monitoring Competition) is rewarding innovative solutions for business and society based on Earth observation data. With its Radar Challenge, Astrium Services is encouraging the development of innovative and market-oriented products and applications based on TerraSAR-X radar satellite data. Thanks to its unique accuracy and data quality, TerraSAR-X has already had a major impact on the development of new and enhanced SAR-applications. But there is without doubt scope for further innovations exploiting the full potential of this type of data.

Participants - whether it be students, entrepreneurs, developers, or SMEs - are invited to submit their innovative approaches until 15 September 2013 through the Copernicus Masters website.

The winner of this challenge will be announced in an Award Ceremony on 5 November 2013 in Munich and will receive a data package (radar and/or optical satellite data) worth EUR 25,000 and operational support to concretize his idea


Through its GEO-Information business, Astrium Services is recognized as one of the leaders in the geo-spatial information market, not least thanks to the now fully integrated skills and resources of the former Spot Image and Infoterra. The company provides decision-makers with complete solutions enabling them to increase security, boost agricultural performance, maximize oil & gas or mining operations, improve their management of natural resources, and protect the environment. It has exclusive access to data from the SPOT, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X and Pléiades satellites, coupled with a complete range of space-based data sources and airborne acquisition capability allowing it to offer an unrivalled scope of Earth observation products and services. This extensive portfolio covers the entire geo-information supply chain, from the generation of images to the provision of high added-value information to end-users.

By leveraging the synergies and expertise available across the whole of Astrium Services, its GEO-Information teams develop innovative, yet competitive, custom-made solutions based on the combination and integration of Earth observation, navigation and high-end telecommunications.

Dr. Fabienne Grazzini   
Operational Marketing
GEO-Information Services 

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