July 28, 2016
For what SmallSats lack in size, they more than make up for in quantity and breadth of coverage, and that goes beyond just their physical dimensions. Along with unmanned aerial systems (UASs or drones), SmallSats (which have several related subsets such as cubesats, nanosats, microsats and others) seem to dominate headlines and conversations in Earth-observation industries and...
February 24, 2016
WESTMINSTER, Colo.—DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced the formation of a joint venture with TAQNIA, a firm dedicated to accelerating technology development for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in partnership with KACST to develop a constellation of highly capable small imaging satellites to
July 16, 2015
During the last several years, numerous companies announced their intention to launch low-cost Earth-observation satellite systems, most of which will be constellations of satellites. This implies a significant increase in the amount of Earth-observation data being collected and a growing number of supply choices, but what are the industry implications?
June 11, 2015
There’s no doubt that geospatial datasets are a prime example of “big data.” Clearly, when the goal of the geospatial industry is to record Earth’s changes through mapping and geospatial products and services, a planet-sized dataset can’t be small. The fact that the world is constantly changing and there’s continual innovation in the sensors and
October 8, 2014
SpaceWorks Enterprises recently completed a market assessment for the nano and microsatellite market. The report updates a previous assessment for 2017 to 2020, expanding the expected number by three times.
September 24, 2014
HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2014—Hurricane track forecasts have improved in accuracy by about 50 percent since 1990, but in that same period there has been essentially no improvement in the accuracy of intensity forecasts. NASA has funded a new mission using a constellation of eight small satellites carried to low-Earth orbit on a single launch