Intelligent Imaging Inc. is proud to announce that its Advanced Optics Group, located in Florida, is working on optics for a sensor payload that will be onboard a Russian space vehicle scheduled for launch in April 2011, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first person to travel into space. This project is a joint international effort by the United Nations and several Universities to promote science education, public awareness of science, and International co-operation in the basic sciences. The project is aimed at the stimulation of research activity of students and acceleration of development of space technologies, with an agricultural purpose. The sensor will collect special photographic images of the Earth to be analyzed as part of a Geographical Information System (GIS) for land-cover classification. The imagery from the UNESCO satellite will provide data to evaluate changes in land use by the people of Ghana. IIIís Advanced Optics Group has been supplying custom optics for Military & Aerospace research/special projects for many years.