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August 31, 2011

Satellite Images Expose Gadhafi’s Lair

Here’s a comprehensive look at Bab al-Azizia, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s heavily fortified Tripoli sanctuary, in a series of GeoEye-1 satellite images—includes expert commentary by IHS Jane’s Allison Puccioni.

August 31, 2011

Skybox Imaging Plans High-Resolution Constellation

Next year the company plans to launch the first of what it hopes will be a constellation of 12 to 24 smallsats capable of acquiring high-resolution images of Earth.

August 31, 2011

Next Decade: 50 Percent More Satellite Launches

Paris-based EuroConsult estimates 1,145 satellites, with a value of nearly $200 billion, will be built for launch during the next 10 years, representing a 51 percent increase from the previous decade.

August 31, 2011

Geospatial Intelligence: Climate Cycles Drive Civil Wars

Natural climate cycles seem to have a striking influence on war and peace around the equator. Tropical countries face double the risk of armed conflict and civil war breaking out during warm, dry El Niño years than during cooler La Niña years, according to an analysis published in Nature.

August 31, 2011

AeroVironment Introduces Mini-Quadcopter Surveillance UAS

The company yesterday introduced its lightweight backpack-sized Shrike vertical take off and landing unmanned aircraft system.

August 23, 2011

SSTL Launches Two Nigerian Earth Observation Satellites

On Aug. 17, 2011, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited successfully launched the
NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites, which will provide Nigeria with the ability to enhance food security through monthly crop monitoring.

August 23, 2011

Severe Pakistan Floods Destroy Millions of Crop Acres

On Aug. 18, 2011, The Express Tribune reported that the city of Badin in Pakistan’s Sindh Province had disappeared under five feet of flood water.

August 22, 2011

New Observation Satellites to Track Deadly Pollution

Scientists at the University of Leicester are developing advanced satellites to track and map invisible airborne pollutants the World Health Organization says are responsible for 2 million premature deaths a year.

August 22, 2011

USGIF Scholarships Total Nearly $100,000

The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation announced the recipients of its 2011 Scholarship Program, contributing $94,000 to students studying geospatial intelligence-related fields.

August 22, 2011

Stratospheric Drones on the Drawing Board

The new generation of unmanned aerial vehicles—or drones—will come in all shapes and sizes and behave more like Earth-observation satellites than airplanes.