Western European Union Satellite Centre
Union de l'Europe occidentale centre satellitaire
28 Apr 1993, Torrejón (Spain), as a subsidiary body of Western European Union (WEU), following decision of the WEU Council of Ministers, 27 June 1991, Vianden (Luxembourg). Also referred to as Satellite Centre -- Centre satellitaire. 1 Jan 2002, superseded by European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen), a centre of European Union (EU).
Main mission: supply information resulting from space imagery, supported by airborne imagery and other collateral information for security and defence purposes. Provide: general surveillance of WEU areas of interest; support for treaty verification; support for arms control and proliferation control and for Petersberg missions; crisis monitoring and management; maritime surveillance; environmental monitoring. Further missions: provide training for image analysis specialists; develop interpretation methods.Available with paid subscription only.
Undertakes tasks for all WEU bodies, for member states and, as agreed by Council, for observers, associate partners and international organizations. Computer system transmits commercially available imagery from satellites such as SPOT, ERS, LANDSAT or RADARSAT, and high resolution HELIOS imagery provided on the basis of a memorandum of understanding between WEU and the HELIOS nations France, Italy and Spain; this is processed and enhanced by specialists to produce imagery, maps, auxiliary data and analytical reports.
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Members in 16 countries
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- Transportation, Telecommunications
- Aerospace, Space
- Research, Standards
- Inspection, Tests
- International Relations
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