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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 15, 2015

Copernicus Masters Competition Now Accepting Submissions

April 15, 2015 — In its fifth year, the Copernicus Masters competition is open again. Ideas for services, business concepts and applications based on satellite Earth observation data are now being accepted. The vast amounts of data produced by Europe’s Copernicus environment monitoring programme and its Sentinel satellites open the door to countless products and

April 10, 2015

Hexagon Geospatial and Tecnogeo Supporting Satellite Imagery Analysis in Spain

Norcross, GA, April 10, 2015 — Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce that its software will be used for remote sensing analysis and spatial modeling for imagery provided by Spain’s PAZ satellite. Scheduled for launch in the Spring of 2015, the state-of-the-art PAZ satellite is designed to monitor the Earth's surface and support diverse missions

April 9, 2015

Last Stretch Before Being Packed Tight

April 9, 2015 — Once in space, Sentinel-2A will open its solar wing to generate the power it needs to carry out the task of monitoring Earth’s vegetation. Engineers have recently made sure this move is well rehearsed before the satellite is packed up and shipped to the launch site. This final deployment test marks the

April 8, 2015

Surrey Satellite US Joins Aerojet Rocketdyne and NanoRacks for FeatherCraft Development

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 8, 2015—Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today announced its collaboration with Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. and NanoRacks LLC on the development of the FeatherCraft platform, a 100-kilogram-class satellite platform optimized for deployment from the International Space Station (ISS). The 100-kilogram, SST-US-designed FeatherCraft platform is intended to exploit the full capabilities of

April 7, 2015

Multiple Satellite Eyes to Track Algal Threat to U.S. Freshwater

RESTON, Va., April 7, 2015—Four federal agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey have joined forces in an effort to transform satellite data into vital information to protect the American public from freshwater contaminated by harmful algal blooms. The $3.6 million research project is a collaborative effort among NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),

April 3, 2015

Sentinel-1A Celebrates Its Successful First Year

April 3, 2015—Having orbited Earth more than 5300 times while providing radar vision for Europe’s Copernicus programme, the Sentinel-1A satellite has completed a successful first year. The satellite carries an advanced radar to provide an all-weather, day-and-night supply of images of Earth’s surface. Just weeks after its launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, its

March 31, 2015

DIRECTV 15, the Most Powerful US Broadcast Satellite, Leaves Airbus Defence and Space

March 31, 2015 — DIRECTV 15, the most powerful US broadcast satellite, has left Airbus Defence and Space’s cleanrooms in Toulouse (France). It will now be shipped to Kourou for launch by Ariane 5 in May 2015. DIRECTV 15 is based on the highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform. The spacecraft’s launch mass is 6,200 kg

March 17, 2015

ESA’s Sentinel-2A Readies for Launch

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced its Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite has completed testing and is preparing for launch on June 12, 2015. The agency plans to launch two of the optical Earth observation satellites, with a revisit every five days at the equator and every 2-3 days at mid-latitude.

March 10, 2015

Russia Moves into the Digital Age with New Reconnaissance Satellites

Russia recently launched its next-generation military reconnaissance satellites, which are reported to be the country’s first digital imaging satellites, after a long history of film-based cameras with film returned to Earth via capsules. The first Bars M series satellite launched on Feb. 27, 2015, from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

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