Space agencies of Ukraine and Germany discuss cooperation in data exchange in remote Earth-sensing

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NSAU experts and specialists of space industry enterprises of Ukraine paid a working visit to German Aerospace Centre (DLR), leading research institutes and companies of the space spectrum of Germany in the framework of Twinning Space project within Feb.1 – Feb.6, 2010 in order to define further perspectives of bilateral cooperation.
In course of the visit Ukrainian delegation became acquainted with activities of German leading space sector companies: OHB Technology, EADS Astrium, Kayser Threde GmbH, IABG.

The working meetings with representatives of the German Space Operations Center (GSOC), National Communication and Navigation Institute, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Institute of Space Systems. NSAU delegation was also invited to German Remote Sensing Data Center and Galileo Control Center (European Global satellite Navigation System).

The main topic of all working meetings was discussion of the present state and determining of cooperation perspectives between NSAU and DLR in the field of exploration and peaceful use of outer space. In particular, they discussed the possible rendering via the Internet of satellite information to the Ukrainian side in crisis situations by the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD, DLR subdivision), a source told Interfax-Ukraine.

Source: National Space Agency of Ukraine, Kyiv Post