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June 16, 2015

Scientists Use SAR Data to Map Changes in Global Forest Cover

Japanese scientists used phased-array type L-band SAR (PALSAR) high-resolution multi-polarization low-noise sensors aboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) to generate maps of changing global forest cover for 2007-2010.

May 5, 2015

Leica AHAB Chiroptera II Exceeds Depth Specs in a Demonstration Flight in Japan

Heerbrugg/Switzerland, Jönköping/Sweden, May 5, 2015—Airborne Hydrography AB, part of Leica Geosystems, recently made a new depth record in airborne LIDAR bathymetry with the Leica Chiroptera II system during a customer demonstration survey near Okinawa and the Tenryu River,  Japan. Airborne Hydrography AB has conducted customer demonstration surveys in Japan using the Leica Chiroptera II and

May 4, 2015

Sogi Hydroelectric Plant 3D Mapped with Lasers as Part of International Preservation Effort

OAKLAND, Calif., May 4, 2015 – The Sogi hydroelectric plant, considered a significant contribution to the Meiji Industrial revolution, has been mapped as part of the CyArk 500 Challenge, an international project to digitally preserve and create awareness of some of the world’s most significant cultural heritage sites. The Sogi site has been recorded in 3D by an

April 7, 2015

Japan Launches New Optical Spy Satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched a new optical spy satellite aboard a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA rocket. The satellite is a replacement for one of two optical satellites that have been in orbit since 2009.

February 10, 2015

Euroconsult Opens Office in Japan

Paris, Washington D.C., Montreal, Yokohama, Feb. 10, 2015—Euroconsult today announced the establishment of an office in Japan, building upon the existing relationship with Shigeki Kuzuoka who has partnered with Euroconsult since 2013. Mr. Kuzuoka will be Head of Euroconsult Japan, based in Yokohama. Mr. Kuzuoka brings 35 years of experience in engineering and business development in

January 21, 2015

Japan Selects Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and RQ-4 Global Hawk to Improve Intel Gathering Capabilities

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Jan. 18, 2015 – The Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Under a process known as type selection, the Japanese government chose the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system

January 20, 2015

Japan Discusses a Disposable Satellite for Emergency Response

The Japanese government’s Committee on National Space Policy included a discussion of an “operationally responsive small satellite” in its Basic Plan on Space Policy. The discussion will occur during planning for the next fiscal year.

January 14, 2015

Himawari Imager Captures Detailed Weather Images

The Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 weather satellite, which was launched in October 2014, returned its first images Jan. 8, 2015. The images from the Exelis-built sensor are taken in 16 visible and infrared bands, including three-color visible bands.

November 11, 2014

Five Japanese Earth Observation Satellites Launch Aboard a Soviet-era Missile

A Dnepr rocket carried five Japanese Earth observing satellites into orbit Nov. 6, 2014, from the Dombrovsky military base in southern Russia.

October 7, 2014

Japanese Weather Satellite Set to Launch First Exelis Advanced Imager

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 6, 2014—The Exelis-built (NYSE: XLS) Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI) will launch Oct. 7 on board a Mitsubishi Electric Corporation weather satellite, Himawari-8, improving weather forecasts and early warnings for severe weather in Eastern Asia and Western Pacific. The second imager was delivered in August to Japan. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation integrated the Exelis-built

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