In July 2010, the SPOT 4 and SPOT 5 satellites were also mobilised by the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters to monitor the particularly heavy monsoon rains which caused rivers to burst their banks in several locations in Pakistan. The satellites monitored the Indus river overflowing in the city of Sukkur, the third largest city of Pakistan, and Attock, a stopover city on the silk route situated at the entrance of a canyon. One year later, a range of Astrium satellites also contributed to the first response during the floods in Australian State of Queensland.
In August 2012, the Pléiades satellites helped to assess the impact of the devastating floods in Niger. Operated by Astrium Services, Pléiades was tasked under the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, which provides for the charitable transmission of space satellite data to relief organizations in the event of disasters. The images of Dosso, where some 10,000 homes were destroyed, and Agadez, where the river had swollen and flooded the town, were processed in less than 7 hours to generate maps highlighting flood zones and the extent of flooding around urban areas.