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Textron Systems’ Aerosonde(TM) Small Unmanned Aircraft System & Remote Video Technologies Support Wildfire Deterrence and Response in Idaho
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September 29, 2015

21AT Releases First Images from TripleSat Constellation

Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Co. (21AT) released the first in-orbit images acquired from its recently launched TripleSat Constellation of three identical optical satellites.

September 29, 2015

Professor Using Airborne LiDAR to Identify Tree Genus

Professor Benoît St-Onge of the Université du Québec à Montréal is using airborne multispectral LiDAR data to identify trees by genus.

September 29, 2015

exactEarth Launches Equatorial AIS Satellite

exactEarth Ltd. announced the successful launch on Sept. 28, 2015, of its exactView-9 (EV9) automatic identification system (AIS) satellite, expanding its global vessel-monitoring constellation to eight in-orbit satellites.

September 29, 2015

Satellite Firm Gets $1 Million State Loan

Toledo-based Blue Water Satellite Inc., which uses satellite data to provide high-accuracy measurements of water and soil conditions, received a $1 million loan from the state of Ohio.

September 29, 2015

U.S. Using Satellite Data to Map Alaska, Arctic

The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the University of Minnesota’s Polar Geospatial Center are collaborating to use high-resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe, processed with NSF-supported advanced computing resources, to produce improved, publicly available Digital Elevation Models of Alaska by mid-2016 and the entire Arctic by the end of 2016.

September 29, 2015

Shaping Next-Generation Scientists

September 29, 2015 — With the new Earth observation satellites carrying a range of technologies such as radar and multispectral imaging instruments for land, ocean and atmospheric monitoring, data are available for the next 20–30 years. However, this means little unless there are capable people handling them. ESA’s Ocean, Land and Atmosphere Training Courses ensure this.

September 22, 2015

Earth-Observation Market Reports Released

A pair of Earth-observation industry market reports were published almost simultaneously in September 2015, and both were optimistic as to the current and future states of satellite-based remote sensing.

September 22, 2015

New Smallsat Technologies Targeted for Wildfire Response

Aquila Space is building briefcase-sized satellites that can capture and send back images of more than 12 million square miles of Earth daily. Meanwhile, its Silicon Valley partner Astro Digital is developing software that allows anyone to process and analyze the data.

September 22, 2015

Drones Monitor Chimpanzee Habitat in Tanzania

Ecologist Jeff Kerby is using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), or drones, to count chimpanzee nests and monitor their habitat in Tanzania’s Ugalla Forest. Such counts typically are performed on foot, but UASs allowed researchers to cover a much larger area at reduced time and cost.

September 22, 2015

University Coalition Developing UASs to Improve Weather Forecasting

Oklahoma State University (OSU) as well as the universities of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kentucky will share a $6 million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that improves weather forecasting by studying atmospheric physics.

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