Satellite images reveal UK flood impact

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17 February 2014

Airbus Defence and Space has released before and after satellite imagery showing the extent of recent flooding around Bridgewater in the UK. Airbus DS’s Spot 6 Earth observation satellite captured images of the River Parrett near Bridgewater in south west England on 8 June 2013 ... (c) Airbus Defence and Space Airbus Defence and Space has released before and after satellite imagery showing the extent of recent flooding around Bridgewater in the UK. Airbus DS’s Spot 6 Earth observation satellite captured images of the River Parrett near Bridgewater in south west England on 8 June 2013 ... (c) Airbus Defence and Space ... and then again on 11 February 2014 after the river had breached its banks following heavy rainfall. (c) Airbus Defence and Space ... and then again on 11 February 2014 after the river had breached its banks following heavy rainfall. (c) Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space has released before and after satellite imagery showing the extent of recent flooding around Bridgewater in the UK. Airbus DS’s Spot 6 Earth observation satellite captured images of the River Parrett near Bridgewater in south west England on 8 June 2013, and then again on 11 February 2014 after the river had breached its banks following heavy rainfall.

Spot 6 forms part of the Airbus Defence and Space constellation of optical and radar satellites with superior change detection capabilities that help to support flood damage assessment.

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

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