INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- FAA Approves UAS Exemptions for Surveying and Monitoring
On Dec. 10, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration expanded the commercial use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology to four more companies, including its use for surveying, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections. The previous exemptions were granted for video capture by television and film companies.
- Washington Landslide Commission Looks to LiDAR
The state of Washington created the SR 530 Landslide Commission in response to the deadly Oso landslide that occurred in March 2014. The commission recently released its report to help guide policy and improve planning and response with greater awareness of conditions.
- CryoSat Delivers Arctic Sea-Ice Thickness Data
CryoSat recently delivered its annual map of sea-ice thickness data for the Arctic. The measurements, made between October and November 2014, show a small drop in volume compared with last year.
- Falcon Eye Satellites Set to Serve UAE Armed Forces
Airbus Defence and Space, Thales Alenia Space and partners will build two Falcon Eye satellites for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces. The satellites will be delivered with a ground system to manage, receive and process imagery from the satellites.