INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- ‘Brain’ of Space Launch System RS-25 Engine Passes Critical Test
An RS-25 rocket engine with a new flight-model engine controller and flight configuration software was successfully tested for the first time at NASA’s Stennis Space Center on March 23, 2017.
- Satellites Deliver Insight into African Lakes
Getech developed a new satellite-based gravity data product that enhances explorationists’ understanding of the East African Rift. Potential fields data have proved particularly successfully within this environment, and numerous oil companies have cited how such information had direct positive impacts on exploration campaigns.
- No Obstacles for Airports Using Satellites
Thanks to the European Space Agency (ESA), airports now can use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety.
- MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) announced on Feb. 24, 2017, that it will acquire commercial remote-sensing company DigitalGlobe for $2.4 billion, the biggest deal to date in the ongoing consolidation in the Earth-imaging market.