June 26, 2013
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March 19, 2013
Astrium Seeks Partner for New Real-Time EO Satellite Astrium is speaking to countries outside Europe, including Singapore, about partnering to develop GO-3S, the company’s new geostationary Earth observation (EO) satellite. Gregory Pederson, Astrium sales and marketing director, says the 10-meter-long, 4.9-ton GO-3S will cover about one-quarter of Earth’s surface. It will have a 4-meter mirror that
December 11, 2012
Commercial Data Market Slows But Remains Strong According to Euroconsult’s latest research report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2021, the 2011 market for commercial Earth observation data grew only 6 percent to $1.4 billion, following five years of greater than 20 percent growth. Much of the decrease was due to the stabilization of U.S.
October 5, 2012
SPOT 6 Delivers First Images Astrium Services posted the first SPOT6 satellite images, just three days after its launch on Sept. 9, 2012. Like its twin SPOT7, which is slated for launch in early 2014, SPOT 6 has a 60-kilometer swath width and produces imagery products with a resolution down to 1.5 meters. The satellites will ensure service continuity from
December 2, 2011
DigitalGlobe Wins Value-Added Services Contract DigitalGlobe was awarded a one-year, $37.9 million contract via the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) under NGA’s new Enhanced GEOINT Delivery (EGD) program. The award will enable value-added support to NGA, as DigitalGlobe continues to meet more advanced imagery requirements and provide final product deliverables. In addition, the award advances the production capabilities of the
July 9, 2011
ESA Seeks Innovative Uses of Earth Observation Data Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Martin Zeil joined with European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain in launching the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Masters competition, seeking innovative commercial uses of Earth observation data from Europe’s flagship global monitoring initiative. Modeled on the annual
March 3, 2011
NASA Satellites Capture a Stronger La Nińa A new Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite image of the Pacific Ocean indicates the current La Nińa event in the eastern Pacific remained strong during December 2010. "This latest event appears to be one of the strongest ones over this time period," says Climatologist Bill Patzert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "It's already impacting weather and climate all around the planet."