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February 28, 2017

Sentinel-2B Satellite Ready for Launch from Kourou – Copernicus´ ‘Colour Vision’ Gets its Second Eye

Friedrichshafen - Sentinel-2B, Europe´s next Copernicus satellite is being readied by engineers from Airbus for a 7 March 2017 lift-off from Kourou, French Guiana. Sentinel-2B will be the fifth satellite of Europe’s environmental monitoring programme Copernicus to be launched. Copernicus is an operational programme led by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European

February 28, 2017

Qualcomm Drive Data Platform Powers TomTom’s Plans to Crowdsource High-Definition Mapping Data for Autonomous Driving

BARCELONA, Spain - Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced it is working with TomTom (TOM2), a global leader in navigation and mapping products, on using the Qualcomm® Drive Data Platform for high-definition (HD) map crowdsourcing, to accelerate the future of autonomous driving.  Qualcomm Drive Data Platform utilizes cutting-edge technologies to

February 28, 2017

LAND INFO and GeoNorth Information Systems Team to Deliver Enhanced Geospatial Solutions to Commercial and Government Customers

Denver, CO – LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping, LLC, a pioneer in advanced imagery and mapping solutions, and GeoNorth Information Systems (GNIS), the only commercial geospatial solution provider to own a US-based, multi-mission Direct Receiving Station (DRS) for optical and radar imagery, announce a new strategic alliance. Together, both companies will offer their respective commercial and

February 28, 2017

Airbus Partners with Bird.i for Easy Access to Fresh Earth Observation Imagery

Airbus Defence and Space has closed a partnership agreement with Bird.i, a global platform for accessing the world’s best satellite, airborne and drone imagery. Objective of the partnership is to allow real-time on-line visualisation of Airbus Defence and Space freshest Pléiades and SPOT satellite images, and support the development of new applications and services across

February 27, 2017

AirMap Secures $26 Million to Accelerate Global Adoption of Airspace Management Platform for Drones

SANTA MONICA, Calif., - AirMap, the world's leading airspace management platform for drones, today announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated), Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, and existing investors General Catalyst and Lux Capital. The new investment brings AirMap's

February 27, 2017

AirMap and senseFly Partner to Advance Safety for Commercial Drones

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and CHESEAUX, Switzerland - AirMap, the world's leading airspace management platform for drones, and senseFly, the world's first choice producer of mapping drones, today announced that they have partnered to deliver AirMap's airspace services to senseFly's eBee fixed wing drones and albris quadcopter. AirMap's airspace platform services will be directly integrated into senseFly's

February 27, 2017

PolicyMap, LLC Awarded GSA Schedule 70 Contract

PHILADELPHIA - PolicyMap, LLC, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) data and mapping solutions, has been awarded a five-year, Schedule 70 contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).  IT Schedule 70 delivers federal, state and local customer agencies the tools and expertise needed to shorten the procurement cycle, ensure compliance and obtain the best value

February 27, 2017

Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace Opens New Facility on Cape Canaveral

SACRAMENTO, Calif., - Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), announced that Coleman Aerospace today unveiled its new Space Coast Integration & Test Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace, Inc. consummated its previously announced acquisition of Coleman Aerospace from L3 Technologies, Inc. earlier today. “With the

February 27, 2017

Iridium Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results; Company Issues 2017 Outlook

MCLEAN, Va- Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) (“Iridium”) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016 and issued its full-year 2017 and long-range outlook.  Net income was $24.1 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016, as compared to net loss of $69.4 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, for

February 24, 2017

MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe, Creating Industry Leader in End-to-End Space Systems, Earth Imagery and Geospatial Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO and WESTMINSTER, COLO ., Feb. 24, 2017  - MacDonald , Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, and DigitalGlobe, Inc. ("DigitalGlobe") (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced they have

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