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January 27, 2015

Robotic Arms Secure CATS Instrument on ISS

Robotic arms installed the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) laser instrument aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Jan. 22, 2015. The instrument will measure clouds and the location and distribution of pollution, mineral dust, smoke and other particles in the atmosphere.

January 27, 2015

Planet Labs Raises $95 Million

Planet Labs recently closed a $70 million Series C round of financing, including $25 million debt for a total of $95 million in financing. Data Collective led this round of financing, which comes after the company’s successful launch of 73 satellites, the opening of  a new headquarters in the heart of San Francisco and the addition of Tom Barton as chief operating officer.

January 27, 2015

UAS Stays Aloft for 80 Hours to Claim Endurance Record

An 80-hour flight of Aurora Flight Sciences’ Orion unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has been submitted for review as an endurance record, eclipsing the 30.5-hour flight of the Global Hawk UAS set in 2001.

January 27, 2015

Germany Prepares a Microsatellite for Forest Fire Detection

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has plans to launch the Berlin Infrared Optical System (BIROS) microsatellite in October 2015. The satellite will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India.

January 27, 2015

ArcGIS 10.3 and ArcGIS Pro Modernize GIS for Organizations and Enterprises

Redlands, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015—Esri announced today that ArcGIS 10.3 is now available with the release of ArcGIS Pro. ArcGIS 10.3 realizes the vision of web GIS, which empowers customers to use information anywhere and on any device. It includes new apps and enhancements that continue to revolutionize the science of geography and GIS and enable users to

January 27, 2015

GeoNorth Announces New Director of Sales, Federal Programs

Anchorage, Alaska—GeoNorth (www.geonorth.com), one of the nation’s premier Geospatial and Information Technology solutions providers headquartered in Anchorage, has just appointed Mr. Jonathan Heinsius to the newly created position of Director of Sales, Federal Programs. Mr. Heinsius is a seasoned sales and business development professional with coming to GeoNorth with over 18 years of direct, hands-on

January 27, 2015

Scene Sharp Receives $500,000 Investment from Government of Canada

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Canada, Jan. 27, 2015—Scene Sharp Technologies Inc. has received $500,000 in investment from the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). Provided as a repayable loan, the investment will support conversion of the Scene Sharp Fuze Go image fusion software from standard desktop software to cloud-based and software-as-a-service product offerings. “Our government

January 27, 2015

Visual Intelligence and Cardinal Systems Agreement Combines High-quality Image Collection with Efficient Data-rich Processing

HOUSTON, Jan. 26, 2015—Visual Intelligence and Cardinal Systems are pleased to announce a strategic agreement that will combine high-quality and affordable aerial image collection with the processing and delivery of intelligent data for large-scale and UAV imaging applications. The two companies have industry-leading solutions for image collection and processing that when combined, will enable unprecedented positional accuracy for oblique

January 27, 2015

Pilotless Aircraft Will Play Critical Roles in Precision Agriculture

Comparing an unmanned aerial vehicle to a magnetic resonance imaging machine may seem odd, but that is how the director of the Mississippi State University Geosystems Research Institute sees it. “The plant is the patient, the agronomists are the doctors, and I am the guy who works on the MRI machine,” said Robert Moorhead, GRI

January 27, 2015

Raytheon Acquires Tucson-based Sensintel

TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2015—Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has acquired privately-held Sensintel, Inc., a leading provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) solutions to the intelligence and special operations markets. Located in Tucson with approximately 50 employees, Sensintel will become part of Raytheon Company's Missile Systems business. The transaction is not expected to materially impact Raytheon's