December, South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica - DMC Constellation
South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean, discovered by Captain James Cook in 1775. A remote and inhospitable group of islands, they are seldom visited – other than by survey ships on scientific excursions.
Najran is one of Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing cities and has three geographic landscapes – the oases, desert and mountains. Of archeological significance, Old Najran was surrounded by a 220.230m circular wall built of square stone with defensive balconies.
September, The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt - PAZ
The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Constructed 2580-2560 BC, it is by far the oldest of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World and the only one still in existence.
The 3D Textured Model is the next generation of satellite-based Digital Surface Models (DSM) derived from 50cm Pléiades satellite images with up to 2m relative vertical and up to 1.5m horizontal accuracy. Ideally suited for modelling, visualisation and simulation.
From 2020 onwards, Pléiades Neo will reshape Earth Observation-based services. Airbus’ most advanced optical constellation, with four identical 30cm resolution satellites with the ultimate reactivity, optimizes each step of the acquisition and delivery cycle.
Bonifacio is considered France’s best kept secret. Known as the ‘Mediterranean’s Sentinel’ or the ‘Citadel of Cliffs’, it is positioned atop a white limestone cliff on Corsica’s southern coast and is separated from the Italian island of Sardinia by the 11km long Strait of Bonifacio.
One of the oldest and largest deserts, the Namib stretches inland from the Atlantic Ocean, covering large swathes of Namibia and parts of Angola and South Africa. Surprisingly, it supports a diverse range of plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.
Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora), in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island, is a shallow, brackish coastal lake of huge international importance for wildlife. With up to 98,000 birds on the lake at any one time, 166 species have been recorded here.
The municipality of Almada is located on the southern margin of the Tagus River; sited on the opposite bank is Lisbon. The two cities are connected by the 25th of April Bridge. The Centuary of Christ the King overlooks Lisbon from Almada's highest point.
Mount Fuji, located on Honshu, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m. It is a dormant stratovolcano and last erupted in 1707-1708. One of the country's Three Holy Mountains, and a Historic Site, it is also recognised as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.