State-owned satellites on the cards

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The construction of the first Greek state satellites out of a total of 13 for which an open tender was announced earlier in the year will reportedly begin in a month's time.

The satellites will be able to provide data and services to multiple agencies of the Greek government, such as the ministries of Environment, Energy, Rural Development, Climate Crisis, Civil Protection, Maritime Affairs, as well as the armed forces.

The satellites will help save significant resources as Greece currently has to buy data.

They will be of three types. Ones that will provide detailed multipurpose images of the entire Greek territory and will cover a wide range: the land register, illegal building, environmental pollution on land and sea, land plots and illegal occupation of coastal areas. Another type will provide thermal data, to monitor fires, especially in the evening hours,...

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