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Industry Update

July 21, 2014

Industry Updates Jul-Aug 2014

Google Buys Skybox Imaging for $500 Million Google agreed on June 10, 2014, to buy Skybox Imaging, a provider of high-quality satellite images, as the technology giant continues its lofty ambitions for its Internet offerings. Initially, Skybox will help improve Google’s dominant mapping service. But over time, the five-year-old start-up and its ability to launch

July 21, 2014

Swimming with Ice Cubes in Lake Superior

Air temperatures in the states and provinces around the Great Lakes suggest that meteorological summer has arrived. But the icy grip of winter is lingering in cool water temperatures and drifting chunks of ice. For nearly seven months, ice has been afloat somewhere on the Great Lakes, an ice season longer than any in Earth

February 14, 2014

Lake Erie Ice Thickest in Decades

The intense cold snap that gripped much of central Canada and the United States in early January 2014 brought thick and widespread ice to the Great Lakes. Though parts of the lakes freeze every winter, several news media and meteorologist accounts suggested that January ice cover was thicker and more widespread than it has been

December 18, 2013

Industry Updates Nov/Dec

DigitalGlobe Launches Educational Foundation DigitalGlobe launched the DigitalGlobe Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on fostering the growth of the next generation of geospatial technology professionals. “The foundation was established on the belief that we have a unique opportunity to help educate students about the important uses of commercial satellite imagery and geospatial analytics,” said Mark

June 26, 2013

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June 26, 2013

Global Experts: It’s Time to Address Space Debris

There’s an urgent need to remove orbiting space debris and to fly satellites in the future without creating new fragments, according to experts at Europe’s largest-ever space-debris conference. According to findings from the Sixth European Conference on Space Debris, which were released April 25, 2013, future space missions must be sustainable, including safe disposal when

March 19, 2013

Industry Updates

Astrium Seeks Partner for New Real-Time EO Satellite Astrium is speaking to countries outside Europe, including Singapore, about partnering to develop GO-3S, the company’s new geostationary Earth observation (EO) satellite. Gregory Pederson, Astrium sales and marketing director, says the 10-meter-long, 4.9-ton GO-3S will cover about one-quarter of Earth’s surface. It will have a 4-meter mirror that

February 6, 2013

Imagery Updates

Climate Models Project Increase in U.S. Wildfire Risk Scientists using NASA satellite data and climate models say drier conditions likely will cause increased fire activity acrossthe United States in coming decades. Other findings about U.S. wildfires, including their amount of carbon emissions and howthe length and strength of fire seasons are expected to change under

December 11, 2012

Industry Updates

Commercial Data Market Slows But Remains Strong According to Euroconsult’s latest research report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2021, the 2011 market for commercial Earth observation data grew only 6 percent to $1.4 billion, following five years of greater than 20 percent growth. Much of the decrease was due to the stabilization of U.S.

October 5, 2012

Industry Updates

SPOT 6 Delivers First Images Astrium Services posted the first SPOT6 satellite images, just three days after its launch on Sept. 9, 2012. Like its twin SPOT7, which is slated for launch in early 2014, SPOT 6 has a 60-kilometer swath width and produces imagery products with a resolution down to 1.5 meters. The satellites will ensure service continuity from

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