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March 21, 2017

Satellites Deliver Insight into African Lakes

Getech developed a new satellite-based gravity data product that enhances explorationists’ understanding of the East African Rift. Potential fields data have proved particularly successfully within this environment, and numerous oil companies have cited how such information had direct positive impacts on exploration campaigns.

March 21, 2017

Satellites Chronicle China’s ‘Ghost Cities’

China still has a startling number of vacant real-estate developments, judging from new satellite analysis by DigitalGlobe and Business Insider.

March 14, 2017

No Obstacles for Airports Using Satellites

Thanks to the European Space Agency (ESA), airports now can use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety.

March 14, 2017

‘Cloud Streets’ over Barents Sea

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of “cloud streets” over the Barents Sea and Mezhdusharsky Island on March 7, 2017.

March 7, 2017

MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) announced on Feb. 24, 2017, that it will acquire commercial remote-sensing company DigitalGlobe for $2.4 billion, the biggest deal to date in the ongoing consolidation in the Earth-imaging market.

March 7, 2017

Sentinel-2B Satellite Launch

The European Space Agency (ESA)-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched on March 7, 2017, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.

February 28, 2017

Drones, 3D Modeling and Printing Technologies Combine to Map France’s Abbey of Chateliers and Church of Ars-en-Ré

Exploring ways to expand and better their services, participants in a multi-technology project showcased what can be achieved by combining aerial photography, photogrammetry-based 3D modeling and 3D printing.

February 28, 2017

Tandem Sensors Collect 3D Data

A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of The Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.

February 21, 2017

Ötztal Alps in False-Color Beauty

The shadows across this image taken by the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite image may play tricks on the human eye, making the valleys—the green areas—look like they stand higher than the light blue mountains. Sometimes rotating the image so the shadows fall in a different direction can “fix” this optical illusion.

February 6, 2017

NASA Makes EPIC Update to Daily Earth Pics

NASA upgraded its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) imagery website that provides daily views of Earth from 1 million miles away, now allowing the public to choose natural or enhanced color images of Earth as well as zoom into an area on the globe.

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