Industry Updates

CryoSat Satellite Goes to Sea The European Space Agency launched CryoSat in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but high-resolution mapping of ocean-floor topography now is being added to the ice mission’s repertoire. The topography of the ocean...

Industry Updates May-June

 Satellite Heavyweights in Buyout Battle Facing federal budget cuts likely to impact government deals that provide most of their annual revenues, DigitalGlobe and GeoEye each have rejected unsolicited offers to buy one another. OnMay 4, 2012, GeoEye proposed to...

Saudi Crops Flourish in the Desert

In this series of Landsat images, sensors detected light reflecting off Earth in the short wave-infrared, near-infrared and green portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. With this combination of wavelengths, new vegetation appears bright green while dry vegetation...

Industry Updates

Industry Updates

ASPRS Boosts Resolve for Moderate-Resolution Imagery The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) recently issued its third resolution calling for immediate support and funding to continue the U.S. moderate-resolution imaging program. More...

New Blue Marble Image Captivates Millions

New Blue Marble Image Captivates Millions

People love images of the full disk of Earth as it would appear from space. NASA science colleague Norman Kuring recently took some fresh data from the agency’s newest Earth observation satellite, projected them onto a disk and voila—3 million people viewed the...

Industry Updates Jan-Feb 2012

 ASPRS Approves LAS 1.4 Specification The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) board of directors approved LAS 1.4, a new release of the open file format for light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data storage and delivery. ASPRS has been...

Industry Updates

Industry Updates

DigitalGlobe Wins Value-Added Services Contract DigitalGlobe was awarded a one-year, $37.9 million contract via the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) under NGA’s new Enhanced GEOINT Delivery (EGD) program. The award will enable value-added support to...

Industry Update

Antarctic Mosaic Comprises More Than 3,000 RADARSAT-2 Images MDA's Information Systems Group released a detailed new image of Antarctica for use in applications such as global climate change, shipping and transportation, exploration and environmental science. The...

Industry Updates

ESA Seeks Innovative Uses of Earth Observation Data Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Martin Zeil joined with European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain in launching the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Masters...

Industry Updates May-June

Japanese Satellite Fails While Imaging Tsunami Wreckage   Japan’s Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) may be lost after losing power April 22, 2011, while mapping the nation’s devastated coast. Engineers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)...

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