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#GEOINT2017: Harris Geospatial Joins Planet’s Application Developer Programme

Harris Geospatial is incredibly excited to officially launch its new membership to Planet’s Application Developer Programme! As part of this program, ENvironment for Visualizing Images (ENVI) algorithms and Planet data work in tandem to bring best-in-class analytics together with multi-temporal high quality imagery, delivering robust end-to-end solutions that solve the …

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#GEOINT2017: MDA RADARSAT-2 Data To Be Available On DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform, GBDX

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to enable access to RADARSAT-2 archive data on GBDX, the powerful Geospatial Big Data platform of DigitalGlobe, Inc. GBDX is a leading platform for processing and analyzing geospatial data; it allows …

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Airbus Defence and Space launches “Global Earth Observation Challenge”

Airbus Defence and Space has launched the “Global Earth Observation Challenge”, encouraging start-ups worldwide to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus satellite data. These creative ideas are designed to bring new developments of Earth observation services, as well as ground-breaking solutions. The goal of this 4-month challenge …

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Airbus and CSTARS Provide “WorldDEM Ocean Shoreline” for Uniquely Accurate Coastline Mapping

Airbus Defence and Space expands its WorldDEM portfolio with the launch of the “WorldDEM Ocean Shoreline” product. Developed in cooperation with the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) at the University of Miami in the United States, this new thematic layer provides highly detailed and accurate shoreline mapping …

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Iran Adds Soha Remote Sensing Satellite to List of Imminent Launches

Iranian press reports suggest that Iran is preparing a third satellite for launch within the next 12-18 months. The satellite in question is called Soha, a remote sensing satellite believed to have a resolution of 15 metres. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the head of the Iran …

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Israel Aerospace Industries Hands Over Venµs Satellite to Israel Space Agency

Having completed its assembly, Israel parted from Venµs, the first Israeli-made satellite created for environmental research purposes. Within the next few days, the satellite will go on its way to the launcher located in French Guiana. At an official ceremony held at, May 25th, at Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) Space …

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Egyptian Cabinet Receives Formal Legal Submission for Creation of Egyptian Space Agency

The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has submitted a formal proposal for the creation of an Egyptian Space Agency to the cabinet in Cairo. According to Deputy Minister of Higher Education for Scientific Research Essam Khamis, the ministry submitted text for a law that would establish the …

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DigitalGlobe to Provide Elevation Data to Rise Broadband for Wireless Internet Service Provisioning

DigitalGlobe, Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, has announced an agreement to provide elevation data to Rise Broadband to enable faster and more efficient deployment of wireless internet services in the United States. DigitalGlobe will provide Rise Broadband, the country’s largest fixed wireless …

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#SpaceWatchME Review: SPACE FORUM 2017 – Luxembourg at the center of the global space map

On May 9-10, 2017, over 5,000 space and satellite professionals gathered at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg to discuss the latest digital, tech and space trends, the increasing use of data, and planetary defence and space mining, with experts from all over the world sharing their knowledge and vision. The …

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UAE’s MBRSC Orders Environmental Monitoring Satellite from Canada’s Space Flight Laboratory

The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced on May 16, 2017, the signing of a new contract to provide Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) with a small microsatellite for aerosol and greenhouse gas monitoring.  SFL’s Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high performance ground target …

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