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November 11, 2014

1Spatial Cloud Pivotal to Data Quality for Large European Data Project

Cambridge, United Kingdom, Nov. 11, 2014—1Spatial plc, the spatial big data company, was called upon by SINFOGEO, a GIS consultancy, to provide a robust, flexible and easy-to-use cloud-based solution. This was for a public tender to complete the production of a new national 100k scale cartographic series in Spain. SINFOGEO opted to use 1Spatial Cloud for

November 10, 2014

DLR and ESA Sign Collaborative Ground Segment Cooperation for Sentinel Data

With the first Copernicus satellite now operational, ESA and the DLR German Aerospace Center have signed an arrangement on managing and accessing Sentinel data. The Sentinel family of satellites is being developed to meet the operational needs of Europe’s environment monitoring programme, Copernicus. The first in the fleet, Sentinel-1A, was launched in April and began

November 10, 2014

Prestigious University Challenge Awards Innovative Hail Suppression Project

The University Challenge is one of the highlights of the annual European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). This special prize rewards innovative ideas emerging from Europe’s universities. In 2014, the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim (Germany) won over the international expert jury with its hail suppression project RO-BERTA. “Winning this prize once again demonstrates that interdisciplinary

November 10, 2014

Swiss Space Systems Concludes First Phase Drop-test Flight Campaign in North Bay

NORTH BAY, Ont.,Canada, Nov. 10, 2014—Swiss Space Systems (S3) has concluded the first phase of a drop-test flight campaign with the help of Canadore College and its partners in North Bay. These first test flights were done with the purpose of testing and validating avionics systems, drone systems, Guidance-Navigation-Control instruments and various sensors. All system components were

November 10, 2014

One of World’s Largest Infrared Telescopes to Help Lockheed Martin Track Orbital Debris

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014—Lockheed Martin has partnered with the University of Arizona to operate the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) located on Maunakea, Hawaii. The agreement expands the corporation's support of scientists pursuing a broad range of research, from the study of orbital debris to deep space astronomy. For 35 years,

November 6, 2014

Nuclear Non-proliferation Project Wins Copernicus Masters High-Res Challenge

Tamara Patton from the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation has been named the this year’s winner of the European Space Imaging’s High-Res Challenge with a project which aims to use the sub-daily access capability of the SkySat constellation of small satellites to monitor illegal nuclear weapons testing. A second aspect of her project is

November 6, 2014

Raytheon Begins Flight Testing DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support Program

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2014—Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) began flight testing DARPA's Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program.  PCAS Phase 3 is an 18-month, $25.5 million effort scheduled to culminate in live-fire demonstrations. The program is designed to speed close air support to soldiers on the battlefield. "PCAS will help reduce close air support response times from as long

November 5, 2014

Airbus Defence and Space Strengthens Its Earth Observation Portfolio with the Addition of DMC Data

Airbus Defence and Space announced that the data and application services of DMC International Imaging Ltd. (DMCii), UK, will now be available through its Geo-Intelligence programme line, thus further enhancing its Earth observation-based products and services portfolio. With the DMC satellites, Airbus Defence and Space expands its capabilities significantly to what is now the largest

November 4, 2014

NASA Awards Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Support Contract

Washington, Oct. 27, 2014—NASA has awarded the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Support Contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc., of Greenbelt, Maryland. This contract is a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a maximum ordering value of $210 million. The period of performance will be five years from the effective date of December 1, 2014.

November 4, 2014

OGC Adopts OGC Sensor Observation Service 2.0 Hydrology Profile Best Practice

Oct. 27, 2014—The OGC membership has adopted the OGC Sensor Observation Service 2.0 Hydrology Profile as an OGC Best Practice. The OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) 2.0 Interface Standard (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/sos) defines a Web service interface that provides clients with a broad range of capabilities for discovering, gathering, and querying collections of observation data. The new OGC

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