Russia Makes Major Push to Better Use Space Assets

The Russian space agency Roscosmos is leading an effort to improve the use of satellite systems and data for natural resources management, navigation, emergency response, and economic development. The effort extends to effecting internal improvements within Russia and taking a leadership role in key areas as global navigation, climate monitoring, and disaster relief.

Data Infrastructure Improvements

The United Territory Distribution Space Remote Sensing System (UTDS) is a key element in Russia’s strategy. UTDS’ goal is to create a unified remote sensing system that has common standards. Interfax-AVN quoted Roscosmos official Valery Zaichko as saying that UTSA will help resolving the problems with distribution of remote sensing images in the country due to different technical standards,  storage formats and other differences.

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