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April 24, 2013

Space and Time Come Together through Esri, OSIsoft Partnership

San Leandro, Calif., April 18, 2013—OSIsoft, producer of the PI System, the leading operational data infrastructure for real-time data and events, and Esri, the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS), today announced a strategic partnership to execute on the vision of real-time GIS. "Maps are a fundamental way in which we communicate information. They

April 24, 2013

USGS Seeks Proposals for Earthquake Research

Reston, Va., April 15, 2013—The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $4 million in grants for earthquake hazards research in 2014. "The USGS has a long-standing grants program that has supported fresh and cutting-edge ideas all in an effort to reduce earthquake losses and protect communities," said USGS Senior Science Advisor Bill Leith. "We

April 24, 2013

Woolpert Purchases Firm’s First Unmanned Aerial System

DAYTON, Ohio, April 16, 2013—Woolpert, a national geospatial, infrastructure management and design consulting firm, recently announced it has purchased its first unmanned aerial system (UAS), the Nova Block III, from partnering UAS firm Altavian. The Nova Block III is an all-electric system that collects high-resolution, accurate imagery with the capability to delivery data in real

April 24, 2013

Hopes Dim for Reviving Radarsat-1

The Canadian Space Agency announced two weeks ago that Radarsat-1, Canada’s first and oldest Earth observation satellite, experienced a technical anomaly. It’s unlikely the satellite will recover.

April 24, 2013

White House Reveals Earth Observation Vision

President Obama’s National Science and Technology Council released a framework for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s Earth observation enterprise.

April 24, 2013

Police Ready Surveillance Drones for G8 Summit

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is adding drone surveillance to its security measures ahead of the G8 Summit near Enniskillen, scheduled for June 17 and 18, 2013.

April 24, 2013

NASA Launches “Smartphone” Satellites

On April 21, 2013, three smartphones destined to become low-cost satellites rode to space aboard an Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

April 17, 2013

LDCM: Returning to the Launch Site

Most of the Earth science satellites developed or operated by NASA during the last few decades, including the new Landsat Data Continuity Mission, were launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Here’s a look.

April 17, 2013

LDCM Gets an Eye Exam

You don’t just launch a satellite into orbit and voilà, it takes measurements. Once in orbit, there are a series of check-out procedures to make sure it performs in space as it did in ground tests.

April 17, 2013

ESA Prepares Proba-V for Launch

The European Space Agency’s Proba-V miniature Earth observation satellite is at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, where it is being prepared for an April launch atop a Vega launcher.