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DARPA continues work on satellite servicing program as it seeks new ride

17 March 2019

Nearly two months after Maxar dropped out of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program to demonstrate satellite servicing, the agency is continuing to develop the servicing technology as it examines options to get it into space.

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Audacy partners with Finland's ICEYE for Real-Time Satellite Communication Network

15 March 2019

Space communications service provider, Audacy has signed a memorandum of understanding with earth observation company ICEYE for working together to explore the possibility of using Audacy's inter-satellite data relay network for continuous satellite communications for SAR satellite constellation of ICEYE. 

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WRC, DWS launch new satellite earth observation project

15 March 2019

The Water Research Commission (WRC), the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the Department of Science and Technology on Friday released a report showing the potential of a new project to monitor cyanobacteria blooms and eutrophication in South Africa's fresh waterbodies.

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Turning Space Data Into Smart Insights

08 March 2019

Today, big data is being collected thousands of miles up in space by a whole host of orbiting satellites. The increase in data volumes continues to grow exponentially as more satellites are launched. According to a report by Sparks and Honey, 6,200 small satellites are expected to be launched over the next 10 years.

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ISRO, French agency to launch sat network to monitor Indian Ocean

07 March 2019

ISRO and CNES have decided to set up a network of satellites for matitime surveillance to safeguard the Indian waters. CNES president Jean-Yves Le Gall and Isro chairman K Sivan signed an agreement in this regard in Bengaluru.

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U.S. records wettest winter capped by a cooler, wetter February 2019

06 March 2019

After a steady march of snow and rain storms across the country between December 2018 and the end of February 2019, it's no surprise that the contiguous U.S. marked its wettest winter on record.

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Satellite servicing becomes an actual market

01 March 2019

Satellite manufacturing might be somewhat in limbo right now as operators look to see how the upcoming mega-constellations change the world of satellite communications.

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Satellogic plans to remap the planet at one meter resolution each week

01 March 2019

Satellogic, a geospatial analytics company headquartered in Buenos Aires, plans to remap the planet at one meter of resolution every week and dramatically reduce the cost of high-frequency geospatial analytics. This has the possibility of initiating new pathbreaking developments in Earth Observation and enabling new developments in analytics as well.

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DMC Constellation strengthens wide area monitoring capabilities

27 February 2019

Airbus Defence and Space is now offering new capabilities for wide area monitoring through the DMC Constellation, bringing increased resolution (from 12 to 24m) and extra spectral bands, including Red-Edge, Blue, Coastal Blue and Panchromatic. These new assets will boost key capabilities for agriculture, environmental monitoring and disaster management applications.

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Space forum 2019: leveraging data from space

25 February 2019

On 21 and 22 May, space and digital experts will share their knowledge and discuss the latest trends during the next edition of Space Forum. Organised in parallel with ICT Spring, a global tech conference, Space Forum will take place at the European Convention Center Luxembourg, at the very heart of Europe.

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Central America Unites to Take a Nanosatellite to Space

24 February 2019

The Central American Association of Aeronautics and Space (ACAE) announced today the development of a new project that will put Central America once again in space. This is the construction of a CubeSat (a small satellite or nanosatellite) which will have as a scientific mission to measure the exposure to flood watershed selected in the Central American region and thus be able to prevent the impact caused by them.

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Seattle-area Earth observation satellite factory LeoStella is open for business

18 February 2019

When you hear the words "satellite factory," LeoStella's operations in a nondescript office park south of Seattle probably isn't the image that comes to mind. But that's exactly what it is.

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Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

15 February 2019

The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk has demonstrated a harpoon in orbit.

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NanoRacks Completes Sixth CubeSat Deployment from Cygnus Spacecraft, Continues Historic Program

14 February 2019

Last night, NanoRacks successfully completed the Company's sixth CubeSat deployment mission from Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft. Cygnus (S.S. John Young) departed the International Space Station on 8th February, 2019 and performed a number of on-orbit activities, including yet another historic NanoRacks deployment.

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Youngsters learn about careers on offer in growing Earth Observation sector

14 February 2019

A hundred students took part in an event hosted by the UK Space Agency to showcase the wide range of careers available using satellite data to monitor and manage our planet.

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Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

11 February 2019

Some of the world's major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly.

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Use of earth observation data in UK government to be "mainstream" within a decade

06 February 2019

The use of "earth observation" technology is already common in government and will become mainstream within ten years, according to a UK government chief scientist.

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Gaining a clear picture of land degradation and soil erosion

05 February 2019

Geographers at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) are coordinating a new joint research project that is studying changes in landscapes and soil conditions of South Africa.

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Airbus adds new service Verde to its precision farming portfolio

04 February 2019

Innovative solution to deliver detailed crop analytics already adopted by DataFarming.

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NorthStar Earth & Space partners with SpecTIR to deliver complete hyperspectral image services

31 January 2019

NorthStar Earth & Space Inc. is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with SpecTIR Hyperspectral & Remote Sensing Solutions of Reno, Nevada to deliver complete hyperspectral imaging services. SpecTIR's airborne hyperspectral image services will complement space-based hyperspectral image services delivered by NorthStar, the world's first global information platform to monitor Earth, its environment and near-space.

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