February 21, 2015
Last year saw the birth of many new commercial endeavors aimed at taking advantage of the widespread commercialization of space to expand the number of low Earth orbit Earth observation satellite constellations. Satellogic (www.satellogic.com) recently announced plans for a constellation of its own satellites, called CubeBugs, after successfully launching and testing two satellites in 2013.
December 13, 2014
3D Robotics (3DR) recently unveiled fixed-wing (Aero-M) and quadcopter (X8-M) mapping drones with price points around $5,000. Earth Imaging Journal (EIJ) Editorial Director Matt Ball spoke with Brandon Basso, the company’s senior research and development engineer, about 3DR’s focus on providing mapping platforms for the masses.
July 8, 2011
Integrating UASs into the National Airspace System EIJ: How many Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) currently are licensed to operate in U.S. national airspace on any given day? Dorr: None—we provide a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA), not a license. As of June 18, there are 249 active COAs, which are issued for flight outside