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Capacity Building for Earth Observation

Capacity Building for Earth Observation
Comprehensive Programmes Include More Than ‘Just’ Satellites

For more than a decade, customers around the World have appreciated close and long-lasting partnerships with Airbus Defence and Space. With their satellite system from Airbus Defence and Space, customers tap into an extensive repository of capacity building options, ranging from full in-orbit delivery to satellite data storage solutions. Supporting customers throughout all stages of their satellite programme, ensuring their comprehensive expertise in relation to their satellite, is a key part of our philosophy.


Fully ConfigurableCapacity Building Programmes
Preferred Supplierfor Know-how and Technology Transfer
More than 1,000 ParticipantsBenefited from Our Programmes since 1991
25+ Organisationsin Partnership on Capacity Building Programmes

Space Expertise: Our Training Programmes

Customers benefits from our extensive knowledge and experience:

- Technical and academic courses

- On-the-job training

- Knowledge and know-how transfers

- Technology transfer

- Support of local installations and initial operations of local infrastructure

Imagery Services and Data Expertise

Airbus Defence and Space is a leading supplier of commercial satellite imagery – through an exclusive access to our own Earth observation constellation of satellites. Satellite customers can access this constellation from the day of their contract signature until or even beyond the delivery of their own satellite.

Our experts are the perfect trainers on:

- Data acquisition and satellite operation

- Data processing and training on dedicated Tools

- Remote sensing applications and intelligence

- Data management, storage and dissemination

In-Orbit Delivery

Our comprehensive solutions include a full spectrum of services for a successful in-orbit delivery of the satellite, leaving the customer at ease to take over a turnkey system:

- Launcher procurement and launch campaign

- Launch insurance

- Installation and implementation of local ground segment

- Early in-orbit operations

Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT)

As a world leader for satellite integration, Airbus Defence and Space is the ideal partner for providing all necessary infrastructures to enable an in-country assembly, integration and testing of satellites.

- Design and construction of AIT centers

- Installation of satellite design centers

- Testing services in our own facilities

Support and Assistance

Starting with a detailed assessment of the customer needs, Airbus Defence and Space accompanies customers all the way to the end-of-life of their satellite. While the satellite is in orbit, our experts are always available to provide assistance and advice:
- 24/7 hotline help

- Customized support

- Expert advice, remotely or on-site as needed

Ground Segments

Our solid experience in designing and operating ground segments is a key advantage in providing our customers the best ground segments, in line with their requirements.
- Ground control station

- Direct receiving station (single or multi-satellite solutions)

- Image processing center

- Related infrastructure

PerúSAT-1 Capacity Building

For the Peruvian Space Agency CONIDA, Airbus Defence and Space has developed a comprehensive training programme that was conducted throughout the satellite development phase. Read more…


Transfer of Technology

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Airbus Defence and Space is a preferred supplier when it comes to know-how and knowledge transfer. For more than 25 years, over 1,000 participants have participated in such programmes.