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.
Two U.S. intelligence agencies - the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office - announced July 15 a new collaboration to help their organizations buy and analyze commercial satellite imagery.
James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said the intelligence community has likely not taken full advantage of products from a flurry of new commercial satellite imagery companies.
The head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said it will open a new center in Silicon Valley to work more directly with startup companies, including several small satellite and imagery companies that have made California home.
Geospatial imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc. on April 27 reported a sharp increase in business from its 10 Direct Access Partner (DAP) governments in the three months ending March 31 and signed an initial agreement for an 11th DAP customer.
The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency plans to spend tens of millions of dollars studying ways to use data from emerging startups deploying constellations of small imaging satellites.
DigitalGlobe is revamping its commercial strategy and focusing on profitability and share repurchases to bolster its sagging stock price.
The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) could request funding as early as next year to begin experimenting with the different imagery products becoming available from a new generation of commercial satellite operators and data analytics firms.
The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency believes more than 600 commercial imaging satellites could be on orbit by 2021 and hopes to leverage these assets to diversify its data sources.
Emerging threats from Russia and China and an eye-opening government study known as the Space Portfolio Review have led the White House to add as much as $8 billion to intelligence and defense budgets over the next five years for activities to improve the resiliency of U.S. national security space capabilities, sources told SpaceNews.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is witnessing a commercially driven explosion in satellite imagery sources that promises to turn what was once a trickle into a torrent. NGA Director Robert Cardillo is embracing this brave new world, even if he remains unsure of its implications for the agency.