Polish company to collect data from ESA satellites
PR dla Zagranicy
A Polish consortium has won a tender to store and process data collected by satellites operated by the European Space Agency.
According to Grzegorz Brona, the chairman of the consortium leader, Creotech Instruments, the deal has already attracted the interest of potential customers.
Brona said that the service could be compared to Google Earth – the popular service run by search engine giant Google – but the ESA data will be more accurate, and made available to clients on a commercial basis.
The project is part of the largest ever commissioned by the European Space Agency for the construction of infrastructure which provides data, as well as the computing power required for its processing.
Jadwiga Emilewicz from the Polish Development Ministry hailed what she said was the first ESA tender won by a Polish company in competition with other European consortia. (rg/pk)