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October 20, 2014

TanDEM-X Starts Science Phase

The radar satellite TerraSAR-X has been orbiting the Earth since June 2007; in June 2010 its twin, TanDEM-X, followed it into space. For almost four years, the two satellites have been operated in a close flight formation by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). During this time, the satellites have

October 20, 2014

ADAS and Bluesky Survey 30,000 km of Overhead Power Lines Using LiDAR Technology

Leicestershire, UK, Oct. 20, 2014—A multi million pound contract to produce the largest ever LiDAR survey undertaken by an electricity distribution network operator in the UK has been awarded to ADAS and Bluesky International. The companies have been contracted to conduct an aerial 3D LiDAR survey of the whole of UK Power Networks’ High and

October 17, 2014

CASIS Announces Project Agreements in Physical Sciences, Earth Observation and Payload Retrieval for Research on ISS

MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014—The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced a series of unsolicited investigations focused on physical sciences and Earth observation studies. CASIS is the organization responsible for managing the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. This series of unsolicited projects represents a wide-ranging set of ISS

October 17, 2014

Lead’Air and Stellacore Solutions Join Forces to Improve Oblique Aerial Systems

Kissimmee, Fla. and Aurora, Colo., Oct. 16, 2014—Lead’Air Inc. (“Lead’Air”) and Stellacore Solutions LLC (“Stellacore”) announce a collaboration whereby these companies will jointly apply their complementary expertise in aerial oblique sensor technology (Lead’Air) and image processing production and calibration software systems (Stellacore) to improve the fidelity and efficiency of oblique aerial systems/processes. Since 2005, Lead’Air

October 17, 2014

Airware Partners with NASA to Develop UAS Traffic Management System

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2014—Airware has partnered with NASA to develop a UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system that will enable safe and efficient low-altitude UAS operations. Airware offers extremely robust flight control systems for the commercial market that allow for high levels of flexibility to operate a wide range of vehicles and payloads. In addition,

October 17, 2014

LiDAR Market Report Includes Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2014 —Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an optical remote sensing technology that use laser light to examine surface on the earth to find variable distances on the earth. LiDAR is comparable to radar in certain aspects. However, LiDAR uses waves of shorter wavelengths unlike radar, which uses radio waves for measuring targets.

October 17, 2014

NGA Publishes Gamification Software to GitHub

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Oct. 14, 2014 — The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency released gamification software code earlier this month to its organizational account on GitHub, an open-source, collaborative software development environment. The software gives awards or badges to users and operates as a standalone application or can be integrated with other Web-based applications to increase learning, processing and output. "Government

October 17, 2014

NGA Awards 10 Contracts to Support Foundation Data for Geospatial Intelligence

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Oct. 10, 2014—The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency awarded ten contracts to eight companies this year to provide support to the agency’s foundation geospatial intelligence. Foundation data makes up the foundational layer for NGA operations to successfully meet the challenges of today’s requirements and crises, as well as the day-to-day operations of tomorrow. Together, each

October 17, 2014

Video Released of RIEGL’s New “Flying Laser Scanner” RiCOPTER

HORN, Austria, Oct. 17, 2014—RiCOPTER, RIEGL’s ready to fly remotely piloted airborne laser scanning system (equipped with the survey grade VUX-1 LiDAR sensor), was unveiled at Intergeo in Berlin last week with great excitement! RiCOPTER is a high-performance UAV which can be equipped with the RIEGL VUX-1 survey-grade LiDAR sensor to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution and

October 16, 2014

Airbus Defense and Space Signs MetOp-SG Contract with ESA

PARIS, Oct. 16, 2014—Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has signed the formal contracts with the European Space Agency (ESA) to design and build the second generation of Meteorological Operational (MetOp-SG) satellites. Covering the design and build of six spacecraft, these contracts are worth a total of 1.3 billion euros. The

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