As more drought looms, satellites are providing California growers with valuable information.
A prototype radar that will help Europe develop capabilities in space-debris surveillance is performing above expectations and showing its capability to detect objects in low orbits.
Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), launched Feb. 27, 2014.
Grant Goldsmith, the president of Overwatch, a provider of high-risk insurance for international contractors, says he has been approached by insurers interested in using drones for claims work.
A storm wave dropped 15 inches of rain on southern England December 2013-January 2014—the wettest two-month period on record since 1910. The rain and flooding continued into February.
During its first two months, the European Space Agency’s Proba-V minisatellite collected more than 5,000 images, 65 daily global maps and six 10-day global syntheses, plus gave us a quick peek at the Olympics.
Hexagon, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization solutions, acquired Aibotix, the maker of the Aibot X6, a multirotor, vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aircraft system.
Innovative technology was a key focus at this year’s International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), held Feb. 17-19 in Denver. Topics included waveform processing and commercial unmanned aircraft.
Persistent dry weather has grown more worrisome in the Western United States, with nearly two-thirds of the region experiencing drought. By most measures, California is suffering the worst of it.
South Australia Police recently added two unmanned aircraft systems—or remotely piloted aircraft as they’re called in Australia—to its surveillance tool kit.