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March 3, 2015

WorldView-3 Satellite Imagery Now Commercially Available

DigitalGlobe now has clearance and calibration to distribute 30-centimeter satellite imagery from its WorldView-3 satellite to all customers. According to the company, such resolution from a space-based platform is a first and at five times the detail of competing satellite imagery.

March 3, 2015

NEON Airborne Data Now Includes Full Waveform LiDAR

The National Ecological Observation Network (NEON) recently released new sample data from its Airborne Observation Platform. The full-waveform light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data are collected using light energy to measure object heights on the ground; assess plant density and species; and map buildings, power lines and other infrastructure.

March 3, 2015

A Military Weather Satellite Exploded in Space

The U.S. Air Force confirmed to Space News that it lost a 20-year-old military weather satellite in a “catastrophic event” that produced 43 pieces of space debris on Feb. 3, 2015.

March 3, 2015

Free Mapping Software Expands Aid to Emergency Responders

MARPLOT, free mapping software jointly developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for responding to hazardous chemical spills, is now improved with version 5.0.

February 24, 2015

Canada and the European Union Provide Satellite Imagery for Ukraine Monitoring

An official in the 28-member European Union (EU) bloc says they will commit satellite imagery to monitor the cease fire in Ukraine. Canada also made a data commitment for the Ukrainian military with RADARSAT-2 images.

February 24, 2015

Imaging Advancements Improve UAS Vegetation Mapping Efforts

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, who have undertaken a forest monitoring effort using unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) to monitor tropical forests for signs of recovery, have turned to colleagues in the medical imaging field to advance their big data challenge.

February 24, 2015

Surveillance Images Document China’s Island Expansion in the South China Sea

The Center for Strategic & International Studies obtained surveillance imagery that shows the size and scope of China’s dredging and land development activities in the reefs and islands of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

February 24, 2015

Chief Data Scientist Announced

The White House introduced the first chief data scientist last week, welcoming Dr. DJ Patil to the post within the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

February 17, 2015

FAA Unveils Regulation Framework for UAS Integration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed its proposed framework for integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) in the nation’s aviation system. The much-anticipated proposal discusses safety, required skills and certification of the operator, privacy, operational limits and innovation.

February 17, 2015

DISCVR Satellite Launches with an Eye on Space Weather and Earth

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DISCVR) satellite successfully launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 11, 2015, will provide an unprecedented understanding of space weather while providing illuminated full-Earth imagery.

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