IRANZ welcomes Centre for Space Science Technology
IRANZ is pleased to welcome the Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) as a member. CSST is the first of the new Regional Research Institutes to get off the ground. Based in Alexandra, the Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) was established in June this year. They plan to build an agile company that can handle the entire Earth observation data life-cycle, from system design, data capture, data management, dissemination, through to training and support. CSST is owned by the Space Science Technology Trust and governed by an independent Board of Directors.
Steve Cotter, the CSST Chief Executive, met with IRANZ members at our meeting in November, where CSST was welcomed as a new IRANZ member.
Steve explained that CSST has now moved from business start-up phase to operational. He described how CSST will use satellite, aerial, drone and in-situ data in its three work programme streams to:
CSST is also assisting others get access to affordable satellite imagery, having received their first purchase order from Northern Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) to assist with repairs to earthquake-damaged roads.
CSST is a limited liability company owned by a charitable trust. The trust’s mandate is to benefit regional industries across