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May 3, 2016

UrtheCast Reports Major Milestone Achieved in Proving its Revolutionary Dual-Frequency SAR Technology

Vancouver, May 3, 2016 — UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) (“UrtheCast” or the “Company”) today announces that it has successfully completed prototype hardware testing of the principal core enabling elements of our ground-breaking Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology. This includes the digital sensor electronics, which is the “heart” of the SAR instrument, and the dual-frequency, multi-aperture SAR antenna in

April 26, 2016

The Autonomous Stratospheric Airship “Stratobus” Takes Off

Cannes, April 26, 2016 –  Thales Alenia Space announced today the official kickoff of its Stratobus research & development project. Stratobus is an autonomous stratospheric airship that was just approved by the French government’s “investment in the future” program, with funding of 17 million euros. These funds cover a 24-month development phase for key enabling

April 20, 2016

Sentinel-1B Launch Event at ESRIN

Live from ESA’s ESRIN centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy: follow the event to celebrate the launch of the second satellite for the ‘radar vision’ mission, Sentinel-1. The second in the two-satellite mission, Sentinel-1B, is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 22 April at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST). During the

March 30, 2016

Defense Solutions Creating New Opportunities Along Earth Observation Value Chain

Paris, Washington D.C., Montreal, Yokohama - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Earth Observation: Defense & Security, the number of countries expected to launch proprietary Earth observation (EO) defense capacity is expected to remain limited, despite increases in global tensions. Under exploration by multiple countries are other avenues to receive data capable of image intelligence (IMINT) applications,

March 25, 2016

NASA Gets Down to Earth This Year With Globe-Spanning Expeditions

NASA is sending scientists around the world in 2016 – from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet to the coral reefs of the South Pacific – to delve into challenging questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it. While Earth science field experiments are nothing new for

March 10, 2016

Preparing for More Radar Vision

The Sentinel-1B satellite has arrived in French Guiana to be prepared for liftoff on 22 April. It will join its identical twin, Sentinel-1A, in orbit to provide more radar views of Earth for Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring effort. The satellites each carry an advanced radar for all-weather, day-and-night coverage of Earth’s surface. Working together, they

March 2, 2016

DLR is Expanding Cooperation with Japan and South Korea

A DLR delegation led by Pascale Ehrenfreund visited South Korea and Japan from 21 to 27 February. The delegation cultivated and expanded the close cooperation with partner organisations. Two important partnership agreements were signed during the visits. DLR ground station receives Korean satellite data On 23 February, DLR and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

February 25, 2016

ESA and SAP Cooperate in Using Satellite Data

Feb. 25, 2016—ESA and the software company SAP have signed a letter of intent to develop innovative approaches for the quick and efficient processing of large amounts of Earth observation data through access to processing platforms.The amount of data from ESA satellites – in particular the Sentinels for Europe’s Copernicus programme – is a challenge

February 24, 2016

DigitalGlobe Sees Booming Commercial Opportunity Using APIs

RESTON, Va.— Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced that DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, selected Software AG’s Digital Business Platform to underpin their ability to provide off-the-shelf, planet-wide imagery for defense, intelligence, and commercial enterprises. DigitalGlobe provides 98% digital coverage of the earth, is the

February 16, 2016

Sentinel-3a Successfully Launches for Ocean and Land Monitoring Mission

The third ESA-developed satellite carrying four Earth-observing instruments was launched today, ready to provide a ‘bigger picture’ for Europe’s Copernicus environment programme. The 1150 kg Sentinel-3A satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher from Plesetsk, Russia, at 17:57 GMT (18:57 CET; 20:57 local time) on 16 February. After a first burn starting about

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