American remote sensing startups want to stay in the United States, but they must plan for overseas operations due to uncertainty in the regulatory approval process.
A variety of new space technologies are emerging in the U.S. space industry, and policymakers should look for ways to facilitate this innovation and make these technologies more accessible to civil, commercial, and military space customers.
It is time for fundamental rethinking about commercial remote sensing. Agencies continue to think about remote sensing as a cold-war space technology when, in fact, it is increasingly an information technology, requiring a different regulatory philosophy.
DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 high-resolution-imaging satellite entered service this week, following nearly three months of in-orbit testing and calibration.
The company said "a confidential government customer" has purchased the first two satellites of its OptiSAR system.
It’s time for the U.S. government to rethink the basic premise underlying commercial remote sensing regulation.