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ESA To Launch First Earth Observation Satellite With On-Board AI

A few months from now will see the launch of the first European satellite to demonstrate how onboard artificial intelligence can improve the efficiency of sending Earth observation data back to Earth. Dubbed ɸ-Sat, or PhiSat, this revolutionary artificial intelligence technology will fly on one of the two CubeSats that …

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ScoutPro Partners with Farmers Edge to Boost Crop Monitoring Capabilities with Daily Satellite Imagery

ScoutPro Inc. has partnered with Farmers Edge, a global leader in digital agriculture, to deliver the best-in-class imagery solution available for crop monitoring to their customers. Daily satellite imagery, state-of-the-art processing technology, and unique map layers are now integrated into the ScoutPro scouting app. Highly rated among retailers and other …

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Deep Learning Model Speeds Up and Automates Satellite Image Analysis

Lockheed Martin's GATR

Lockheed Martin has developed satellite imagery recognition system using open-source deep learning libraries to quickly identify and classify objects or targets in large areas across the world, potentially saving image analysts countless hours manually categorising and labelling items within an image. Global Automated Target Recognition runs in the cloud. Fast …

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Speedcast and Contiamo Form Strategic Partnership

Speedcast and Contiamo are to embark on a partnership that will see the companies working together to deliver analytics solutions for optimised operational decision-making. The partnership strengthens Speedcast’s Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities and helps enable the company to play a prime systems integrator role in the deployment of end-to-end …

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IBM AI and Cloud Technology Helps Agriculture Industry Improve the World’s Food and Crop Supply

Watson Decision Platform, courtesy IBM

IBM has confirmed the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a growing population. For the first time, IBM is providing a global agriculture solution that combines predictive technology with data from The Weather Company, an IBM …

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Spacebel Joins Hands with Wuudis Solution Oy to Spread Forestry Services in Europe and Beyond

Spacebel and Wuudis Solutions (Wuudis) have signed a business agreement in Liège, Belgium on the distribution of Wuudis services to forestry users of the EO Regions! business platform and the commercialisation of Spacebel’s earth observation (EO) forest products on the Wuudis electronic platform. The aim is to strengthen their common …

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Morgan Stanley Forecasts Space As A Trillion-Dollar Industry By 2040

It’s been nearly half a century since humans left footprints on the moon and during that time human space exploration has largely centered on manned low-Earth orbit missions and unmanned scientific exploration. But now, high levels of private funding, advances in technology, and growing public-sector interest is renewing the call …

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Future Space Wars: Japan To Create Military SSA Unit, Incorporate AI Into Self-Defence Forces

The Japanese government will establish a command centre within the Self-Defence Forces (SDF) to monitor space debris and traffic in Earth orbit as well as to carry out surveillance on foreign satellites as they orbit over Japanese territory. The SDF command centre could be established as early as fiscal year …

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Australia’s CSIRO Boosts Earth Observation And AI Budgets

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced it is investing AUS$35 million (U.S.$25.5 million) in space technology and Artificial Intelligence development. This investment will be used toward the development of advanced imaging of Earth from satellites, as well as cutting-edge data science to support the growth of …

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