One Tasking - a review of 2017

There’s no denying that 2017 was another eventful year, filled with major weather incidents, seismic political and social changes and ongoing security threats across the globe. For many of these events, and some less-dramatic instances, Airbus’ satellite constellation was chosen to provide critical insights through our One Tasking service.  

Relying on Airbus satellite constellation’s unrivalled tasking capabilities, One Tasking regularly delivered essential awareness to help its users understand the situation on the ground and make timely decisions – based on accurate intelligence.

Below you will find 12 selected events, collected over the course of 2017.


Wildfire in Chile - January 2017

Wildfires in Chile - Imagery tasking, collection and delivery on the same day


Palmyra destruction

Palmyra’s destruction in Syria demonstrated by Pléiades satellites images


Pleiades helped locate hijacked Aris 13 oil tanker

Pléiades helped locate hijacked Aris 13 oil tanker


The Langkawi International Maritime And Aerospace Exhibition, Malaysia

The Langkawi International Maritime And Aerospace Exhibition, Malaysia : Forced acquisition on a specific day


Etna's eruption - March 2017

Detailed coverage of Etna's eruption


One Tasking - A400M at FAMEX Exhibition

Capturing the arrival of Spanish Air Force A400M at FAMEX exhibition


Astana, Kazakhstan during Astana World's Fair

Astana, Kazakhstan during Astana World’s Fair


Wildfires in Bormes les Mimosas - July 2017

Thousands of people evacuated after wildfires on France’s Mediterranean coast, in Bormes les Mimosas


One Tasking - Hurricane Irma - Spetember 2017

The impact of Hurricane Irma shown in ‘before and after’ images of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.


One Tasking - Mexico Earth quake - September 2017

Mexico’s strongest earthquake in a year


One Tasking - Raqqa's destruction - October 2017

The destruction of Raqqa, Iraq, captured by the Pléiades satellites.


One Tasking - Kerbala Pilgrimage - November 2017

The crowds gathering before the Arba’een Pilgrimage in Karbala, Iraq.

And last but not least...

SPOT 7 Noirmoutier Island

In 2017, we also celebrated 5 years of SPOT6/7 constellation!

See the images in the gallery

One Tasking - a review of 2017