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27 November 2013
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe, which forecasts $635 million in revenue for 2013, expects to be a billion-dollar business in five years by increasing its share of its current $2 billion imagery market, establishing rights in the $10 billion market for geospatial information and tapping into the $30 billion market for information services.
20 November 2013
The Envisat MERIS Level 1 Full Resolution Full Swath data (MER_FRS_1P) has now been systematically processed and made available online.
19 November 2013
Crowned with a record-setting horde of 29 satellites, a Minotaur 1 rocket bounded into space from Virginia on Tuesday night and put on an evening sky show before releasing the medley of spacecraft more than 300 miles above Earth.
13 November 2013
Astrium Services's SPOT 6 high-resolution satellite has been qualified by the European Space Agency (ESA) to take part in the Copernicus Earth observation programme.
According to Euroconsult's recently published research report, Satellites to be Built & Launched by 2022: World Market Survey, 115 satellites will be launched on average each year worldwide over the next 10 years (2013-2022).
A key instrument that will fly on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) spacecraft, NOAA's next-generation of geostationary satellites, is cleared for installation on the spacecraft.
30 October 2013
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission wants to see your photos and videos of precipitation from unique perspectives.
As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it's time to give them a 21st century tool: a fire-spotting satellite.
17 October 2013
For NASA and its dozens of missions, data pour in every day like rushing rivers. Spacecraft monitor everything from our home planet to faraway galaxies, beaming back images and information to Earth. All those digital records need to be stored, indexed and processed so that spacecraft engineers, scientists and people across the globe can use the data to understand Earth and the universe beyond.
The Spanish and German governments and their industrial partners are counting on an unprecedented bilateral partnership in radar satellite surveillance to establish a firm commercial footing in a sector that has been resistant to commercial success.
14 October 2013
The seventh issue of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters newsletter is now available to download.
The French space agency, CNES, is exploring three different types of next-generation high-resolution optical imaging satellite systems, including one that would operate in an unusual elliptical orbit to provide up to 45 minutes of "staring" time over a given target area, with a 1-metre ground resolution.
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) on 09 October, as part of Global Space Week, launched Fundisa: satellite imagery tools to support the high school geography curriculum.
04 October 2013
The Kazakh government is on track to leverage its contract with Astrium of Europe into an ability to build and operate optical Earth observation satellites, according to the company managing the work.
02 October 2013
On 1 October 2013, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) signed a memorandum of agreement to develop an instrument for the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES), which will be mounted on the International Space Station (ISS).
A Switzerland-based spaceflight company is finalising plans with Canada over a potential launch site for a new private space plane, which is slated to launch a satellite to clean up space junk by 2018.
01 October 2013
NSR's Global Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 5th Edition report, projects satellite-based EO revenues from Data, Processing and Information Products will reach $6 billion in the coming ten years, up from $2.2 billion in 2012.
26 September 2013
A prototype autonomous vehicle, or rover, developed by CSIRO is helping scientists improve the accuracy of Earth observation satellites that provide valuable data to our mining and agricultural industries.
23 September 2013
In the already complicated science of what creates - and causes constant change in - two giant doughnuts of radiation surrounding Earth, researchers have added a new piece of information: some of the electrons reach such enormous energies that they are driven by an entirely different set of physical processes. These results were published in a paper in Nature Physics on 22 September 2013.
20 September 2013
You might find it hard to believe that dust clouds from the African Sahara can travel thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean, but it does every year and in large quantities. In a recent study, Joseph Prospero, professor emeritus at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and collaborators at the University of Houston and Arizona State University found that the average air concentrations of inhalable particles more than doubled during a major Saharan dust intrusion in Houston, Texas.
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