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October 29, 2014

Antares Rocket Explodes on its Third Resupply Mission to the International Space Station

The Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station, but suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT. The Orbital Sciences team is executing its contingency procedures, securing the site and data, including all telemetry from the Antares launch vehicle and Cygnus spacecraft. Before launch the Orbital team

October 28, 2014

MDA Expands RADARSAT Business in China

RICHMOND, BC, Oct. 23, 2014—MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed two contracts with EarthSTAR Inc., a subsidiary of EarthView Image Inc., totaling approximately CA$10 million. The first contract is a multi-year extension of RADARSAT-2 distribution rights. In addition, the

October 28, 2014

OGC Seeks Comment on New Working Group Focused on Representing Time Series Spatial Observation Data

Oct. 21, 2014—The OGC seeks comment on the charter for a new OGC Standards Working Group (SWG) being formed to develop an OGC standard – TimeSeriesML 1.0 – for the representation of time series observations data. This work is motivated by requirements in hydrology and meteorology, but the standard will be designed to be useful

October 28, 2014

NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014—NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $121 million. This action extends the period of performance of

October 28, 2014

Leica Geosystems Launches Company Blog

Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 2014—Leica Geosystems has launched a new blog, where readers will find up-to-date information about recent products, events, trends and projects relating to Leica Geosystems. It will also include the latest news from Hexagon Geosystems’ brands all over the world. The purpose of the blog is to keep customers and the media

October 28, 2014

Credentialing Manager Hired to Lead Professionalization of GEOINT Tradecraft

Herndon, Va., Oct. 22, 2014—Professional certification and the larger umbrella of credentialing is gaining traction in the GEOINT Community. Though professional certifications and designations have been around for some time in related fields such as GIS and remote sensing, a larger credentialing effort for the GEOINT Community has only just begun.  The United States Geospatial

October 28, 2014

Global Air Quality Under Scrutiny

Oct. 28, 2014—As part of the preparations for the Sentinel-5 Precursor air-quality monitoring mission, scientists teamed up in Romania recently to test different airborne systems that will be used to ensure this new satellite delivers accurate measurements of pollutants in the air we breathe. The World Health Organization estimates that around 3.7 million people died prematurely in

October 28, 2014

Velodyne LiDAR to Provide HDL-32E Sensor for Bing Maps Imagery

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014—Velodyne (http://www.velodynelidar.com) announced today that its compact, mobile-mapping LiDAR sensor will be used to capture imagery for Bing Maps Streetside experience. Velodyne’s HDL-32E LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) real-time sensor will be incorporated on Bing Maps vehicles to help locate license plates for blurring and identify street signs. Velodyne is

October 28, 2014

Copernicus Operations Secured through 2021

PARIS, Oct. 28, 2014—In a landmark agreement for Europe’s Copernicus programme, the European Commission and ESA have signed an Agreement of over €3 billion to manage and implement the Copernicus ‘space component’ between 2014 and 2021.The Multiannual Financial Framework is a seven-year plan for the EU’s budget that includes the provision of about €4.3 billion for the

October 27, 2014

NGA Creates Unclassified Website to Support Ebola Relief Efforts

To help combat the spread of the Ebola virus disease, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is providing unprecedented online access to its unclassified geospatial intelligence products to lead federal agencies and their partners through a public-facing website dedicated to the crisis. “This has the potential of being a global incident,” said Tim Peplaw, GEOINT mission manager

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