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December 29, 2015

China Launches High-Resolution Earth Observation Satellite

China launched a geosynchronous high-resolution Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-4, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan at 00:04 a.m. (local time) aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket. The satellite will provide images and data for weather forecasting, forest monitoring, disaster recovery and other missions. Gaofen-4 is China's first geosynchronous orbit HD

November 16, 2015

Hera Systems Reveals High-Resolution Imaging Satellite Constellation Launch Plans for 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif.—San Jose-based Hera Systems is revealing its plans to launch the first of the company’s satellites that will capture high-resolution Earth images and video in near-real time. Hera Systems has secured its initial round of investment funding and is set to begin initial launches in October 2016. It will be the only company

April 15, 2015

Exelis Now Offers Right-sized, High-resolution Satellite Systems

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 15, 2015 - Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has evolved its industry-leading capabilities in large space-based imaging systems to a full portfolio of smaller form factor solutions. “There was a time when affordable, small form factor commercial spaceborne collection capabilities were not available due to technology limitations and manufacturing, launch and operation costs,” said Rob Mitrevski, vice president

April 9, 2015

2015 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest Deadline is Approaching

April 8, 2015—The 2015 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest promotes progress on fusion and analysis methodologies for remote sensing data at extremely high spatial resolutions. The contest deadline is April 30, 2015. LiDAR point cloud, DSM, and visible data at resolutions of a few cm's, acquired over a urban and harbor area in Belgium, have been released

February 27, 2015

United Nations, DigitalGlobe Sign Agreement to Collaborate on High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Geospatial Solutions

LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 26, 2015—DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution satellite imagery and geospatial solutions, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations. Under the MOU, DigitalGlobe and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will take stock of their combined expertise in the use of

December 19, 2014

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014—The Greenland Ice Sheet is ready for its close-up. The highest-resolution satellite images ever taken of that region are making their debut. And while each individual pixel represents only one moment in time, taken together they show the ice sheet as a kind of living body—flowing, crumbling and melting out to sea.

October 15, 2014

3D Robotics Launches New 3DR Mapping Platforms for Fully Automated, All-in-One 2D and 3D Mapping Drone Packages

3D Robotics, the leading North American drone company across both consumer and enterprise channels, today announced the launch of the new 3DR Mapping Platforms, consisting of the 3DR X8-M (multi-copter) and Aero-M (fixed-wing), with highly accurate resolution that allows users to zoom in from the sky "down to the grape." Each platform is bundled with

October 15, 2014

Bluesky Announces New Aerial Photography for Ireland

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, Oct. 15, 2014—Aerial mapping company Bluesky has announced plans to photograph the whole of The Republic of Ireland from the air to create the most up to date high resolution photomap of the country.  It will add 70,000 square kilometres of brand new aerial photography to Bluesky’s existing archive. To be flown in 2015, nationwide coverage will