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May 28, 2014

BlackBridge Secures $22 Million for New Satellite Constellation

Berlin, Germany, May 15, 2014—BlackBridge has secured $22 million (CDN) in funding from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) for the development of its next generation of satellites, RapidEye+, and for the renewal of existing credit facilities.  This financing will contribute to the development of a new satellite constellation

May 28, 2014

BlackBridge Unveils Concept for New Mission

Berlin, Germany, May 15, 20140—Following its commitment to provide continuity to the existing RapidEye constellation, today BlackBridge has released the details of the RapidEye+ constellation concept at its ENABLE 2014 Partner Conference. RapidEye+ will be a constellation of five satellites with an imaging capacity that will far exceed the current RapidEye constellation’s capacity of 5

May 28, 2014

Esri Launches Small Government Departmental Platform Program

Redlands, Calif., May 15, 2014—Esri’s new Small Government Departmental Platform Agreement allows for unlimited deployments of core ArcGIS software within one governmental department. Departments that have plans to integrate GIS in multiple workflows, such as assessors, health and human services, public works, fire, and planning departments, can use this program to rapidly achieve their goals.

May 28, 2014

Esri Pledges $1 Billion in Cloud-Based STEM Software to White House ConnectED Initiative

Redlands, Calif., May 27, 2014—Responding to President Barack Obama’s call to help strengthen STEM education through the ConnectED Initiative, Esri president Jack Dangermond announced today that Esri will provide a grant to make its advanced mapping software running on cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) available for free to the more than 100,000

May 28, 2014

Exelis Wins Multimillion-Dollar Contract for Climate-Monitoring Satellite Payload

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 20, 2014—Exelis (NYSE:XLS) has been awarded a multimillion-dollar commercial contract to build the primary payload for the Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellite-2 (GOSAT), which Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will build for the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Exelis-built payload known as TANSO-FTS (Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for carbon Observation-Fourier Transform Spectrometer) will measure

May 28, 2014

GeoAir Adds UltraCam Falcon to Aerial Resources in Mexico

Graz, Austria, May 14, 2014—GeoAir has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary to purchase an UltraCam Falcon digital aerial camera system and UltraMap workflow software to handle large volumes of data efficiently. GeoAir operates throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, primarily on medium-size corridor and cadastre projects for government entities and large private

May 28, 2014

Insitu Pacific Demonstrates Fire Management Assistance with ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft

BRISBANE, Australia, May 13, 2014—Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., today announced it recently conducted a successful demonstration for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) using the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The demonstration took place in January over the Wollemi National Park, 150 km northwest of Sydney, where fires

May 21, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space Partners with BAE Systems on Radar Satellite Imagery

Toulouse, France, May 20, 2014—Airbus Defence and Space and BAE Systems have launched a strategic alliance to produce, market and sell innovative geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) products and solutions using state-of-the-art data collected exclusively by TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X radar satellites. Under the terms of the partnership, Airbus Defence and Space and BAE Systems will jointly develop a

May 21, 2014

NASA’s Newest Wind Watcher Arrives at Launch Site

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2014—A new NASA Earth-observing mission that will measure ocean winds from the International Space Station has arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to begin final preparations for launch. The International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat scatterometer instrument arrived May 12 after a cross-country trip from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in

May 21, 2014

NEANY Expands Partnership with Visual Intelligence to Deploy iOne M+ 108 Megapixel Multispectral Sensor in Arrow UAVs

Hollywood, Md., Houston and Orlando, Fla, May 12, 2014—NEANY has expanded its partnership agreement with Visual Intelligence to deploy Visual Intelligence’s iOne M+ 108 megapixel metric mapping system in NEANY’s flagship unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Arrow. NEANY will utilize the iOne M+ system for large area high-resolution geospatial imaging for both military and commercial

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