Intriguing Image of the Week

NASA Imagery Reveals a Shrinking Aral Sea

What was once the world’s fourth largest lake, the Aral Sea has been the victim of a major water diversion project undertaken in the 1960s and is now a polluted puddle compared with its former self.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS

First Images from China’s Gaofen-2 Satellite Released First Images from China’s Gaofen-2 Satellite Released
China’s Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. released sample images from the Gaofen-2 satellite, which launched in August 2014. Read more »
Scientists Use Landsat to Forecast Landscape Change Scientists Use Landsat to Forecast Landscape Change
Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science Center developed a model that uses Landsat imagery to measure and map land-use change. Read more »
A New Method Measures Ocean Winds and Waves from Space A New Method Measures Ocean Winds and Waves from Space
Using GNSS reflectometry, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has demonstrated an innovative way to measure winds and waves from space. Read more »
Assessing the Current Status of Syria’s World Heritage Sites Assessing the Current Status of Syria’s World Heritage Sites
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is assessing the impact of Syria’s conflict on World Heritage Sites using satellite imagery. Read more »

INDUSTRY SNAPSHOTS

BUSINESS

Lockheed Martin Successfully Mates NOAA GOES-R Satellite Modules
Esri Leverages Federal Open Data Policies
MAPPS Applauds Introduction of Digital Coast Act in U.S. Senate
MDA to Provide Direct Access Ground Station Solution for DigitalGlobe Satellites
U.S., India to Collaborate on Mars Exploration, Earth-Observing Mission
exactEarth Receives $19.2 Million AIS Data Contract from the Government of Canada
The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Watches the Weather
New Toolboxes Make Using Sentinel Satellite Data Easy
U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $27.2 Million for Raven and Puma UAS Upgrades
Scene Sharp Technologies Signs PrāEis as Master Distributor of Fuze Go Software
Visual Intelligence Leads Winners in MAPPS Geospatial Product and Services Excellence Awards
FAA Grants Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production
GOCE Reveals Gravity Dip from Ice Loss
IKONOS Imaging Satellite Achieves 15 Years of On-Orbit Operation
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