As a growing number of organizations propose satellites to monitor greenhouse gases, national space agencies who already operate such spacecraft welcome those new entrants — as long as they’re willing to share their results.
Airbus Defense and Space's Intelligence business announced a strategic partnership Sept. 12 with Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics firm founded in 2013 in Palo Alto, California, to build a suite of geospatial analytics services and tools.
Big questions that will hopefully find answers at this year’s conference include: how many satellite manufacturers and launch providers can the market support? Do markets like the Internet of Things and inflight connectivity hold as much promise as satellite operators hope? And, of course, what to satellite operators actually want?
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said.
Fengyun-2H is the eighth and final of the Fengyun-2 series of spin-stabilized weather satellites for geostationary orbit, development of which began in the 1980s under CASC.
The host satellite, built by Danish cubesat specialist GomSpace, is a so-called 6U cubesat measuring 20x30x10 centimeters.
Startup with SoftBank, Airbus investment planning video constellation with several hundred satellites
A satellite startup that today announced SoftBank, Airbus, Bill Gates and OneWeb founder Greg Wyler as investors says it has plans to field a constellation of hundreds of satellites to provide global video of the Earth, but provided few details on how it will accomplish that goal.
About the Canadian Spce Commerce Associations Canadian SmallSat Symposium 2018 (CCSS18)
The central theme of the CCSS18 is SMALL SATELLITES, RESPONSIBLE REVOLUTION. The sustainability of space is at risk given the demand and opportunity for…
On January 31, 1958, the first U.S. satellite, Explorer 1, was launched from Cape Canaveral, and with it began 60 years of extraordinary technological and scientific advances. The Space Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineer…
Canadian remote sensing company UrtheCast and Beijing Space View Technology have teamed up to offer imagery from each other’s satellites to their customers, the companies announced Dec. 4.
Although Iceye is best known for plans to gather Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data with microsatellites, “Iceye has done and continues to do aerial SAR imagery as one of our services,” said Iceye CEO Rafal Modrzewski.
Having achieved its original goal of taking images of the entire planet every day, Planet is now focusing on developing machine learning capabilities to convert that imagery into actionable, and lucrative, insights.
Now is a new time for the public and private sectors in Europe to cooperate, support each other’s goals, and grow the economy in the area of Earth observation.