On March 29 at 06:28:22 Moscow Time the Soyuz TM-08 manned cargo ship docked successfully with the International Space Station
Offering remote sensing data NTs OMZ is offering remote sensing data of different spatial resolution from Russian spacecraft — RESURS-DK, MONITOR-E, METEOR-3M №1, METEOR-M, ELEKTRO-L, RESURS-O1, OKEAN-O, and from foreign spacecraft — QUICKBIRD, IKONOS, EROS, SPOT, IRS, LANDSAT, RADARSAT, TERRA (MODIS, ASTER radiometers), NOAA (AVHRR radiometer), ERS as well as services on data thematic processing and value-added product generation in accordance with consumer’s requirements. The lines of the NTS OMZ’s activities are as follows:
Operation of space systems, satellite data acquisition, processing and delivering to consumers;
Generation and maintenance of space data archive and E-catalogue;
Development of monitoring techniques and monitoring of spacecraft instrument payload information characteristics and data quality;
In-flight tests of scientific and information measuring instrument packages on board operational Earth observing spacecraft;
Advancement and upgrade of ground facilities and technologies for space data receiving, processing, archiving, and distributing;
Development of scientific and applied projects including international ones, on the Earth’s resources study, ecological monitoring, the World Ocean research, and establishing regional and territorial information systems using space data.
At present, a variety of techniques designed for detecting earthquake forerunners using remote sensing data has been developed and are under test by a number of departments of JSC Russian Space Systems.