INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- Global Spending on Robots and Drones to Reach $128.7B in 2020
Research and analysis firm IDC updated its forecast for global spending on robotics systems and drones, forecasting $128.7 billion for 2020, with spending expected to reach $241.4 billion by 2023.
- From Smoke Going Round the World to Aerosol Levels, NASA Observes Australia’s Bushfires
NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires across the globe, showing that it has circumnavigated the Earth.
- Rains Bring Very Temporary Relief to Australia’s Fires
NASA satellite data continues to provide a look at the smoke and aerosols generated by the massive fires in Australia.
- Lower Launch Costs, New Partnerships Spur Spaceport Development Around the World
Now, thanks to continuing innovation and rapidly declining launch costs, more countries than ever are developing spaceports, and increasingly, partnering with state governments and private companies to do so.