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Following the advice of UK and Scottish Governments, NCAP has now returned to limited operations in our offices.

We are now able to process orders for not-yet-digitised aerial imagery, to revised delivery timescales.

Essential Maintenance

HES is currently undertaking essential maintenance on our web services. This will limit access to services in the following ways:

- Subscription access for HES online services will be unavailable (Scran, NCAP)

- Image purchasing options will be limited (Canmore, Britain from Above, Scran, NCAP)

- Any enhanced services which require a log in will be unavailable (My Canmore, Britain from Above contributions, Scran contribute)


General access to these services will all continue. Enquiries will still be able to be submitted.

We anticipate services to be restored from Monday 1st February 2021.




50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Mission

50 years ago, in July 1969, NASA launched the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Millions watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in the Eagle lunar module. The Saturn V rocket which propelled Apollo 11 into space could trace its origin back to a Second World War weapon, the V-2. The V-2 was the world’s first long-range guided ballistic missile. Both the V-2 and Saturn V rockets were designed by the German scientist Wernher von Braun.  
During the Second World War, the Allies used aerial photography to identify and locate German V-2 rockets. This intelligence work was code-named Operation Crossbow. Aerial images of rockets, test sites and storage bunkers discovered during Operation Crossbow can be viewed on the NCAP website. 
16 July 2019