NASA expects to purchase Earth science data from constellations of commercial satellites early next year to see how useful they are in meeting the agency’s research needs.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and National Reconnaissance Office are eager to compare their near-term needs with the capabilities of companies that obtain data from small satellites or have innovative ways of using space-based data to make sense of activity on the ground.
Facing increasing pressure from both industry and Congress, the head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said the federal government is taking steps to streamline the licensing process for commercial remote sensing satellites.
“Our idea is to invest the data into the U.S. economy, U.S. companies, universities and inventors,” NGA Director Robert Cardillo said Aug. 7 at the annual Conference on Small Satellites. “We give data and get back data and technology in return.”
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — MDA Corp.’s pending acquisition of DigitalGlobe will enhance the firm’s ability to offer U.S. defense and intelligence agencies not only imagery, but analysis and answers, said Rob Zit…
The contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency seeks to allow analysts "to search and retrieve data from intelligence systems faster and more efficiently."
"We are looking for innovation. New companies spring up around great new ideas. We are looking for that kind of out-of-the-box thinking," Hughes said.
After years of relatively flat budgets, the Republican-controlled Congress and Trump administration might support increased spending for federal defense, intelligence and civil agency programs focused on geospatial intelligence, said Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Best known for his role on Star Trek, William Shatner wants to feature the next generation of NASA scientists.
Leaders from across the government, military, academic and commercial sectors will meet for the GEOINT Symposium June 4-7, at a time when geospatial capabilities are expanding and evolving as never before.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is using satellite data provided by Spire Global and Ball Aerospace to monitor maritime traffic in the Arctic, a region where the changing climate is having a dramatic impact on trade routes, Peter Platzer, Spire chief executive, said March 6 during a Satellite 2017 panel here.
Former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, nominated to be the director of national intelligence, said he was "shocked" to learn India had deployed 104 satellites from a single rocket.
Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe on July 28 reported a sharp increase in non-U.S. government revenue for the six months ending June 30 and said on-line mapmaking companies may be lured into purchasing the company’s highest-resolution products – but on DigitalGlobe’s terms.