Carrying a state-of-the-art camera, capable of imaging Earth’s land surface in high resolution, SEOSAT-Ingenio has been built to serve the new digital age. The satellite carries a state-of-the-art dual camera that has the ability to image Earth’s land with a resolution of 2.5 m.
By imaging Earth’s land in remarkable detail, SEOSAT-Ingenio will benefit society through numerous disciplines such as cartography, agriculture, forestry, urban development and water management.
With its capability to look sideways, it can access any point on Earth within three days, and will be used to help map natural disasters such as floods, wildfires and earthquakes – as well as help with one of humankind’s biggest challenges: climate change.
Information from SEOSAT-Ingenio will be used by different Spanish civil, institutional and government users, but also potentially by other European users in the framework of the European Union’s Copernicus programme and the Group on Earth Observations’ Global Earth Observation System of Systems.
While SEOSAT-Ingenio is a Spanish national mission, it is the result of an international collaborative effort. The mission is funded by Spain’s Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, but developed by ESA in the context of the European Earth Observation Architecture.