Earth observation

PNOTS employs two satellites, PAZ and INGENIO, currently in development and featuring two space observation techniques: radar (SAR) and optical. They will offer nighttime and daytime images in any weather conditions. With this program, Spain becomes the first European country to have a dual-observation, dual-use system. Hisdesat is responsible for placing the satellite into orbit and for the commercial operation of both satellite observation systems, in cooperation with INTA, which will provide the ground control services.

Both satellites allow for earth observation for multiple purposes: border control, intelligence, environmental monitoring, protection of natural resources, military operations, enforcement of international treaties, surface monitoring, city and infrastructure planning, monitoring of natural catastrophes and high-resolution mapping, among many others.

Earth observation

PNOTS employs two satellites, PAZ and INGENIO, currently in development and featuring two space observation techniques: radar (SAR) and optical. They will offer nighttime and daytime images in any weather conditions. With this program, Spain becomes the first European country to have a dual-observation, dual-use system. Hisdesat is responsible for placing the satellite into orbit and for the commercial operation of both satellite observation systems, in cooperation with INTA, which will provide the ground control services.

Both satellites allow for earth observation for multiple purposes: border control, intelligence, environmental monitoring, protection of natural resources, military operations, enforcement of international treaties, surface monitoring, city and infrastructure planning, monitoring of natural catastrophes and high-resolution mapping, among many others.