Planet image of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. Credit: Planet
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas). Credit: Courtesy of Rep. Johnson
Audacy, a Silicon Valley startup, plans to begin serving customers through its ground stations as it establishes a global constellation of data relay satellites in medium Earth orbit. Credit: Audacy
An artist’s concept of Canada’s smart robotic system located on the exterior of the Gateway, a small space station in orbit around the moon. (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)
Iceye hired Leola Moss as its new vice president for product delivery and operations, and Steve Young as its new vice president for business development and sales. Credit: Iceye
GPS 3 satellite (Lockheed Martin)
Bluefield Technologies tested its methane-detecting sensor aboard a helicopter in December 2018. Credit: Bluefield Technologies
The Amazon River basin and its tributaries are clearly visible in this imagery from the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System. Credit: Clara Chew, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
“The real opportunity is to deliver insight in a way that helps anyone make a better decision,” said Robbie Schingler, Planet co-founder and chief strategy officer, shown above speaking at GEOINT 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. “That’s when we will evolve this smaller industry, which is about a $5 billion addressable market, to be part of the business-to-business information services economy, a $100 billion, $200 billion industry. That’s what we’re focused on.” Credit: @GEOINTSYMPOSIUM via Twitter
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NorthStar Earth and Space's planned 40-satellite constellation will use hyperspectral and infrared cameras to monitor Earth, and optical cameras to monitor space. Credit: NorthStar Earth and Space
Spire CEO Peter Platzer, second from left, and Planet CEO Will Marshall, third from left, spoke Nov. 12 at  ESA's PhiWeek in Frascati, Italy. Credit: ESA video still
Space Rider aims to provide Europe with an affordable, independent, reusable end-to-end integrated space transportation system for routine access and return from low orbit. It will be used to transport payloads for an array of applications, orbit altitudes and inclinations. Credit: ESA
Josef Aschbacher, ESA’s director for Earth observation programs
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The first wind data from ESA’s Aeolus satellite released Sept. 12 shows three quarters of one orbit. The image shows large-scale easterly and westerly winds between Earth’s surface and the lower stratosphere, including jet streams. As the satellite orbits from the Arctic towards the Antarctic, it senses, for example, strong westerly wind streams at mid latitudes (shown in blue). Closer to Antarctic, Aeolus senses strong westerly winds circling the Antarctic continent in the troposphere and stratosphere (shown in blue left of Antarctica and in red right of Antarctica.) Credit: ESA

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