Azerbaijan’s national space agency, AzerCosmos, will soon start selling satellite imagery taken by its AzerSky Earth observation satellite, as well as imagery taken by the Pléiades-1A and 1B satellites, according to a source in AzerCosmos reported by Azerbaijani news outlet Trend.
The specialised platform for the online sale of satellite imagery taken by AzerSky is ready for use and details will be publicly announced at a later date, according to the AzerCosmos source.
The online platform will be available on the AzerCosmos website, in a section titled AzerSkyStore. It is currently available at imagestore.azercosmos.az.
Satellite imagery can be purchased using the platform by searching for coordinates, view angle, optical criteria, as well as other search terms. The finished image file can be downloaded in SHP or KML formats.
The AzerSky low-Earth orbit imaging satellite was transferred to Azerbaijan’s control after an agreement was signed on 2 December 2014 between Azercosmos and Airbus Defence and Space of France. The AzerSky satellite is capable of collecting imagery with a resolution of up to 1.5 meters.
Under the strategic partnership between Azercosmos and Airbus Defence and Space, the Azerbaijani satellite operator also has the opportunity to use the resources of the Pléiades 1A and 1B satellites that are capable of surveying the Earth’s surface with a resolution of up to 0.5 meters.