SpaceTalks 4.0 - 2024

Earth observation

Intergeo 2023 – Berlin – Interview with Barbara Ryan from World Geospatial Industry Council

On the last day of Intergeo 2023 in Berlin, our Torsten Kriening spoke with Barbara Ryan, outgoing Executive Director of the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), about her view on the current market, the challenges and the work the trade association conducted. With almost 17.000 trade visitors from 112 nations, 571 exhibitors from more than 40 countries, over 300 speakers and 841 conference participants from 42 countries, INTERGEO EXPO and CONFERENCE once again proved its position today in Berlin: INTERGEO is the world's leading trade fair and most important international congress platform for all aspects of geodesy, geoinformation and land management.

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Intergeo 2023 – Berlin – Interview with Marius Swanepoel from TomTom

On the last day of Intergeo 2023 in Berlin, our Torsten Kriening spoke with Marius Swanepoel, Director Maps - Geospatial Engineering at TomTom North America about data management in a highly connected environment and the challenges of free "navi" services. INTERGEO returned to the German capital Berlin! Externally in a different area of the exhibition grounds under the Radio Tower with the brand new Hub27 as the exhibition tree and conference centre.

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Intergeo 2023 – Berlin – Interview with Bryn Fosburgh from Trimble

Our Torsten Kriening spoke on the first day of Intergeo 2023 in Berlin with Bryn Fosburgh , SVP at Trimble and President of the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), about his vision of the trade association and the relevance of space innovations and developments for the geospatial industry. As the market leader, INTERGEO brings together the geospatial community and networks it with its industry users. It is the center of the professional community, the face and communicator of the industry.

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ESA Satellites observe Antarctic Ice shrinking

A European Space Agency (ESA) - funded study has reported the state of Antarctica's ice shelves, relying on information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and ESA’s CryoSat satellite missions. The study, which has been published in the journal Science Advances, is based on 100,000 satellite radar images to produce a major assessment of the ‘state of the health’ of Antarctica’s ice shelves.

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ICEYE and ESA Partner on Space and Civil Security

ICEYE and the European Space Agency have partnered to participate in the Civil Security from Space Program (CSS) to revolutionize disaster and crisis management from the vantage point of space. This is the first CSS Partnership contract under the CSS program and aims to develop an advanced suite of natural catastrophe monitoring services.

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Eutelsat and Marlink Partner for EMEA Connectivity

Eutelsat Communications has announced a multi-year multi-million commitment with Marlink for GEO High Throughput Ku-band capacity on its EUTELSAT 10B satellite. The satellite covers Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as critical maritime routes. This new agreement comes in addition to existing partnerships previously signed between Marlink and Eutelsat Group for maritime connectivity across the globe.

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Aerospacelab Launches PROBA V-CC Satellite


Aerospacelab has successfully launched the PVCC satellite with support from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Belgian Science Policy Office. This mission will support the space community's ongoing efforts in providing insightful Earth Observation data that will help in monitoring vegetation conditions and analyzing climate change.

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Thailand and Airbus Successfully launch THEOS-2 Satellite

The Airbus-built THEOS-2 Earth observation satellite has been successfully launched on a Vega rocket from Kourou, Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA) selected Airbus as a partner for its next-generation national geo-information system in 2018.

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NASA Selects Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition Contractors

NASA has selected seven companies to provide commercial data in support of the agency’s Earth science research. The Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition Program will acquire Earth observation data and related services from commercial sources for NASA. This fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract will be effective for a period of five years with an option to extend services for an additional six months. The maximum potential value is a cumulative $476 million among all contractors NASA selected.

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