Astrium’s satellite images of Warsaw and Kiev Euro 2012 football stadiums
Pléiades 1A, first European very high resolution satellite operated by Astrium Services, captured images of Euro 2012 football stadiums in Warsaw and Kiev.
07 June 2012
Pléiades 1A, the first European very high resolution satellite built and operated by Astrium has taken images of the brand new National Stadium in Warsaw, where the opening match of the Euro 2012 tournament will be played on 8 June, and also the Olympic Stadium in Kiev that will host the final on 1 July.
The highly detailed images clearly show the surrounding cities – the street layouts, railways and other infrastructure.
In the city centre and close to large parks, both stadiums stand out with their striking architecture.
Launched in December 2011, the Pléiades 1A satellite generates 50-cm resolution products ideally suited for precision mapping and photo-interpretation.
Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space technologies and the third in the world. In 2011, Astrium had a turnover close to €5 billion and 18,000 employees worldwide, mainly in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands.
Astrium is the sole European company that covers the whole range of civil and defence space systems and services.
Its three business units are: Astrium Space Transportation for launchers and orbital infrastructure; Astrium Satellites for spacecraft and ground segment; Astrium Services for comprehensive fixed and mobile end-to-end solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, high security and broadcast satellite communications equipment and systems, and bespoke geo-information services, worldwide.
Astrium is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of over 133,000.